MAE HEN WLAD FY NHADAU
(Welsh National Anthem)
I've chosen the Welsh national anthem as my song lyric this week because I took part in a very special occasion this week...more later!
Well, the stash is sorted and packed away in the Jan Cave wardrobe..the worktable is clearer and my sewing machine is out of its box - so a start has been made!
I had an online voucher for the Wool Warehouse, so finally got round to spending it and got this very soft Caron cotton, enough to crochet a beach-inspired throw. I like the way the balls are wound up, very different.
But there's been an awful lot of this going on! We hired the wallpaper steamer stripper and it's been worth every penny. Bye bye, barcode wallpaper - hooray :-D
However, the thing that took up most of my time this weekend was something rather different (apologies to friends who have seen all this already on FB). I was invited to be part of the all female brass band playing at Cardiff before the Women's Six Nations rugby match. It was absolutely freezing on the day but a great experience.
Arriving at the stadium, waiting for the other players to turn up.
I think this may be the largest venue at which I've played!!
We rehearsed with the 100 strong choir in the tunnel under the stands...my teeth are chattering because it was so cold!
Can you tell where I am? Lolol! After the teams lined up, we played both national anthems....
You can listen here - it's just someone's phone recording, but it gives you a sense of what it was like to be there. It was an amazing feeling listening to a whole stand of people singing at you!
You can just see me peeking through at the back! These players were seriously good, it was a privilege to play with them. I'll never forget it.
Thanks for staying to the end - I'll try and show some crafting next week, honest!