Monday, June 29, 2009

What lies ahead

Simeon who has been with us for a few weeks helping out around the farm went for a walk this morning and came back followed by a friendly old pit bull it's a got a collar so we can't keep it but we gave her water and now she's sleeping on the porch with Tom our own dog.

This is going to be a good week. Tomorrow Tracy and I are off to see U2 in Barcelona, their opening gig, someone bought us some tickets. We are staying in a nice hotel which will also be cool, it's our wedding anniversary next weekend so this is a great way to celebrate 17 years of marriage. The last time I saw U2 live was the final gig of their european leg of the Joshua Tree in Cork, Ireland, 1987. I now feel old...... My favourite song of that concert was "Running to stand still" I can remember Bono saying "Just let the words of this song ring out across this city" there was almost complete silence it was phenomenal.

You got to cry without weeping
Talk without speaking
Scream without raising your voice

I will then spend an extra day in Barcelona on my own waiting for our land rover to turn up, I'll probably go to the Picasso museum and find a few other galleries to mince about in. Owen and Jude Sweeny will hopefully get the car to Barca on time for the Thursday morning ferry and then I will spend 9 hours on the Med bringing it over, home by tea time.

The timing is fantastic as this week we do not have a team, the Irish team went home on Friday they were fantastic. I have had a few offers on the bibles front which is great.


lisa said...

Happy Anniversary! Happy concert. Kiss Bono for me. You know... just on the cheek ;-)

Alana said...

Can't wait to hear how the concert is! I've got tickets to Dublin.

Karin W. said...

Wow! 17 years marriage. Congratulations! Just popped in as I klicked the link beside your Skype name. I read the last articles and found some summeries of the stories you told at morning coffees. "Perspective" really touched me. In these lines I found formulated what worries me so much. The power of our multi media world, that influences so much minds, opinios and emotions. It just pretends that we are well informed, but we are not, we are controlled. It´s hard to witness that mankind is missing so many chances. Because it could be different. This multi media thing is so dominant in our lifes, and you can hardly escape when you have kids. As mother it is one of my biggest issues. Explaning, controlling, censoring, dealing...

I wish you and Tracy all the best, happy anniversary, enjoy U2 and have a good ferry trip back to the island.