I am currently sitting beside an enormous pile of ironing that I should have at least attempted to tackle last night, but Colin had very kindly recorded 'An audience with Michael Buble' for me, and so I watched that instead :)
I had of course been lucky enough to go and see him live at the O2 with my sister Jenny the weekend before, and it was a really fabulous evening.
I've not been to the O2 since it was the Millenium Dome and had some incredible exhibition thing filling its vast interior. Forgive me for being vague, but it was a long time ago, and all I remember was trying to be enthusiastic while feeling dreadful on the day with what turned out to be pleurisy!
However, I was in rude health last weekend and was delighted to see the interior is now filled with restaurants and bars, and a fabulous concert venue which seats 21,000 people! I know Mr. Buble is a consumate professional, but it must have been a tad daunting stepping out onto the stage and facing that many of us.
He was even brave enough to venture amongst those lucky folk who'd mortgaged their homes for seats next to the stage, and then stood on what looked like a large table and sang 'Home' – one of my favourites. Considering the size of the venue, the acoustics were brilliant and you could hear every note he sang.
To be honest, Jenny and I thought the audience would be mainly made up of female fans but there were almost as many men… although the chap in front of us stayed resolutely seated even during the standing ovation, when his partner stood with her hands clasped together and tears rolling down her face… Jenny and I felt their journey home might be a tad strained!
There was one guy I saw though while I was queuing for the loo, who pushed past us and bellowed for his wife to get a move on (not terribly polite and not always possible)! He did make a joke out of it for those of us standing cross legged and even allowed us to take his photo – something he's very used to – but can you recognise him? He used to star in one of our biggest soaps, having started out mainly on the comedy circuit… any idea? Suggestions below please
Actually I do need your help on a more serious note as having spent a rather extended period of my leisure time painting the garden fences dark brown, the garden has now been adopted by a very large pair of pigeons! They are pooping everywhere and my wooden slats now resemble something worthy of a Turner Prize! Both Dodge and Willows are useless at scaring them off – not surprisingly as the birds are almost the same size – so what would you recommend??
Do hope you're well, and that any hay fever sufferers aren't troubled too much with the pollen this year. Fingers crossed I don't seem to have been affected thus far, but you never know what might manifest itself in the next few weeks!
Looking forward to your suggestions and to catching up with your news.
Love Ali xx