The Ryan Adams concert was fantastic, a sensational night of rock 'n roll full of stellar performances. It was well and truly up to my expectations and my seat was perfect for viewing and listening.
Ryan was in a very cheery mood and handled the few hoonish members of the audience with wit and good humour.
I was also very taken with the Cardinals, Ryan's touring band, especially the lead guitarist Neal Casal who provided harmony vocals and even performed one of his own songs, which was great. Neal Casal has a gorgeous voice, which blends with Ryan's equally gorgeous voice in a really magical way.
It has been a very distracting past few days...
On Saturday B's mother passed away, so it has also been quite stressful. She had a massive stroke that rendered her unconscious. B found her in a chair in her living room, passed out. She was rushed to hospital but died several hours after. It was terrible for B, but also a relief, as she was quite frail and getting quite senile . She was 86 years old.
The past few days have been occupied with organising the funeral, but we still managed to fit in the Ryan Adams concert. We needed some light relief after the weekend.
We've also inherited B's mother's cat Timmy. So far, so good , the resident cats appear to be handling it better than we expected and Timmy is keeping a low profile and seems to be settling in quite well.
Cross fingers it all works out.
I feel very tired at the moment so will expand on the above later.