Friday, February 24, 2012

Cards and Colin

There are all sorts of things I do on Thursdays, my day off from the library. I clean, change sheets, do uni marking and make cards for markets. Yesterday, having done all the cleaning and washing, I sat down to make two cards and kits for others to use to make them at my little card making night on Saturday. I was right in the middle, when the creative atmosphere (read mess) was at its greatest, when I received a call from school saying that Bethany felt terrible and wanted to go home. She wasn't even at school, she was at a Colin Buchanan concert that had Nudge (Uncle Mal) in it! The venue was pretty much at the furthest possible point in Wagga from our house (not far in city terms I grant you) so I went straight there but it took almost half an hour. Bethany wasn't sitting where I was told she would be and the concert was finished, no school students in sight! So, I hopped back into my haphazardly parked car (it was a medical emergency) and drove to school. I found Bethany's teacher but she said that she had left Bethany with her uncle! By the time I had found Toby (I was not going to come back to school in half an hour to pick him up) and driven back to the concert venue, Bethany was feeling perfectly fine and having a lovely time with Uncle Mal.

She missed a lot of the concert but we didn't mind because they had another one this evening in Henty. Our children listened to so much Colin (no surname required) when they were little and it was such a delight to see him perform. So funny, so energetic, so wacky and such great gospel focus.

Nudge (Andrew's brother Mal's puppet) was brilliant, of course. He was brilliantly lit, that's for sure, and therefore impossible to photograph.

Bethany's favourite bit was super chef.

The perks of having your uncle on stage are many and include being picked to wave a flag on stage. Bethany declined but Toby was up for it. That's him on the right in the red shirt.

I did get back to my cards and these are what we will be making tomorrow night.

And now it is the weekend and I am so pleased!

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