Monday, 23 October 2017

BY INVITATION ... HALLOWEEN - LET'S HAVE A PARTY !!! ..........





When darkness descends .....




... when the trick or treating is over and all good children are fast asleep in their beds ..... it's time for ghouls, ghosts, vampire bats, skeletons and plain old humans to revel insome frightful fun .....




Press PLAY ... go on, I DARE you !!! .....



Dress up .....



Dance .....



acquaint yourselves with the invited ..... .....



try to avoid the uninvited,



Eat .....



Drink .....



Suck on a neck or two ..... and generally have some Halloween ' fun ' !!!



But, don't forget to look behind you !!!!



Go take a look at others take on the By Invitation subject this month over at Daily Plate of Crazy 







image 1: via lovethispic, image 2: via zsa zsa bellagio, image 3: via intravenous sugar, images 4, 5, 7 & 8: via pinterest, image 6: via google, image 9: via we heart it, image 10: via catastrophe

Jackie

Saturday, 21 October 2017







By Invitation Only is back on Monday. Old readers of my blog { if there are any left !!! } will remember it well.

For those who haven't a clue what I'm talking about, By Invitation was a group of women from around the world who wrote on a given subject once a month. 

Our subject on Monday is Halloween or Welcoming the Autumn season  ... I suspect I shall be frivolous !!!

See you on Monday.














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Jackie

Sunday, 15 October 2017

HIROMI with EDMAR CASTANEDA at SHOREDITCH TOWN HALL .....


On Friday evening, we went to see Hiromi { pianist } and Edmar Castaneda { harpist } at  Shoreditch Town Hall. It was now safe for me to go out in public and not frighten anyone !!!


Built in 1866, Grade 11 listed Shoreditch Town Hall is the epitome of Victorian vision. Designed to be the grandest Town Hall in London, it doesn't disappoint. From the imposing exterior to the council chambers with it's cove ceiling, stained glass and chandeliers. Up to the first floor you are met by the Assembly Rooms where Hiromi was playing. A stereotypical Victorian Music Hall complete with a stage and gilding of trumpets and violins, it was also the setting for the inquest into the last Jack the Ripper murder !!







Here is Hiromi at The Royal Albert Hall this year .....



..... and, this was my favourite piece , Moonlight, Sunshine, a piece she wrote in 2011 after the big earthquake in Japan ...... this was the only video that I could find of it ..... someone in the audience must have filmed it so it's a bit wobbly !!!




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image 1: via this is funky, image 2: via Ottawa jazz festival, videos from Youtube

Jackie