I looked out of the window on Saturday morning and the rain was coming down in great sheets across the valley , the sky was ashen grey and the whole house felt a lot colder.
Dave was unwell and had picked up a bit of a bug. Normally this would not have held him back but his immunity is not as good as it should be and he laid on the sofa for most of the morning in front of the fire . After a light lunch , Dave and I decided that we would head off to Hebden Bridge which is a small mill town located just over the moors from ourselves. I purchased some hooks to hang clothing from over the wood burner and we went for a cup of tea in the famous “waterwheel” cafe
Dave just had a cup of tea and I joined him but had a small bun
Dave was fascinated as just outside is a river and the cafe owner has made the most of it as the cafe has a archimedes screw which is computer controlled.
Dave also noticed the picture on the wall of a skeleton playing the harp and just had to get a photo of it as he found it highly amusing
Apologies for not updating my blog sooner but I have had a extremely busy few days.
On Friday I performed at a wedding at a local venue . I was extremely pleased to be asked to play at this wedding I had met the Bride and the Groom beforehand at my home which is something I sometimes do in order to get a much better idea of what the couple want at their wedding.
I wish the couple all the very best and a long and fruitful life together.
It took me a lot longer than normal to get home as a incident in Keighley had occurred where someone had been injured .
Dave my husband has been in a bad state of health recently following a close call with a pulmonary embolism and so it was with some relief that I found him feeling a lot better than he had been over the recent weeks
A article will be appearing in the Telegraph and argus shortly about me , my harps and my life so look out for that.
This morning we discovered that part of the wall had collapsed at the side of the field and our sheep were having a good nosey at the opening which had appeared we were left with little choice but to rebuild the part which had collapsed which took about twenty minutes. The afternoon was spent teaching pupils on the Welsh Tripleharp.
Dave my husband continues to work on redesigning my website www.tripleharps.com
Eventually the plan is that my Blog, Facebook, twitter and my website will all be linked together and should auto update
As part of the continued process of re-designing the website Dave has scanned more than one hundred thank you letters from Brides and Grooms I have played for, Recitals and concerts I have performed as well as Charity fund raisers
I hope to be able to display many of the cards and letters I have received from all over the world on the website soon
here is a quote about Fiona Katie from another website
Fiona Katie Roberts
Fiona-Katie started her musical career at the age of 11 years old and went on to achieve prize winning performances at both concerts and festivals.
After following her dream to research and resurrect the rare 16th C Italianate tripleharp, Fiona-Katie now designs and makes her own exquisite harps and has a collection of over 26 historical and modern harps, with many period costumes to add extra special ambience to any event.
Fiona-Katie has memorised many hours of music and has a highly impressive repertoire which remains timeless and covers many different cultures.Fiona-Katie continues to deliver time after time giving show stopping, foot tapping performances at both concerts and festivals and has worked alongside top bands whilst on tour in America.