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We are in Birmingham for the weekend - it's been great, we're in upgraded rooms at the Metropole which were not even paying for (Hilton points!) the first night we had comp champagne and chocolates, last night two bottles of red wine!!! We spent yesterday wandering round Birmingham city centre, strangely familiar yet unfamiliar, after 17 years!! I have some photos which I will post when I get back. Last night we went to the NEC to see Chris de Burgh, he played for 3 hours straight, thirty songs in all, just amazing, even better than he was last time I saw him, (about 18 years ago...) It's been a great weekend, I couldn't be happier! This morning we are off to our old church, St Giles, wonder what that's like now... Then we will be heading back to Wirral, Sunday trains....


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Nov. 19th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
I'm so glad you're having a great weekend. xxx
Nov. 19th, 2006 11:00 am (UTC)
shame that being jealous is such a bad thing to be, but I am so jealous! Depsite that, I am still made up that you sound to be having a great time! Having read ringbarks journal too, it sounds like good fun is being had by all. By now you should be at St Giles. Look forward to hearing more soon.
Nov. 19th, 2006 04:52 pm (UTC)
Re: jealousy
I will post more about the concert etc later, not enough time just now!! And will be happy to elaborate further over coffee some time if we can find a time this week when we're both free!!
Nov. 19th, 2006 12:19 pm (UTC)
I am GREEN with jealousy. Chris de Burgh. I need a detailed account of the concert. Yesterday at the latest.
Nov. 19th, 2006 04:42 pm (UTC)
I asked her to keep track of the songs as he was singing them, so we should get a very thorough review.
Songs sung: 30
Songs where he forgot the words in the middle: 1
Encores: 3
Songs from Spanish Train: At least 4
Number of family members who enjoyed the concert immensely: 5
Nov. 19th, 2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
I'll post a detailed account when I get home from church tonight, but not enough time just now, it was a totally awesome concert though!
Nov. 19th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
*awaiting review*
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