Dad

is hopefully somewhere peaceful, maybe with my mum... 

We listened to Franco and Luciano in the past months.



I remember watching this concert with my parents several times. It's the combination of voice and feeling that always made them so touching i think. 

And he loved listening to her...



Sharing opera performances are probably some of my nicest memories and happiest past times. Maybe, hopefully in time they will be most of my memories. 

Health

Going down the drain. Great start into the new year. Had blood tests to confirm I’m still OK for my thyroid meds and found out I now have high cholesterol 😒

Just one more of the many things I did not have a year ago. Not surprised. Just depressed to find out my health is indeed taking a battering. And guess what, it takes lifestyle changes to improve things. Fat (sic!) chance.

No idea where I go from here.

May 2022 bring better things to all

Watch “Winter Solstice Sunrise 2021 LIVE from Stonehenge” on YouTube

I’m not really feeling it. 2020 and 2021 have been fast, hard with nothing to show for it. I know this is not typical new year content, but on the day the beautiful sunrise, just like thousands of years ago brought a feeling of peace, connection across time and a feeling of timelessness beyond daily or yearly troubles.

Because it felt like the inevitable and reassuring start of a new cycle I wanted to share this feeling with you today.

May 2022 bring you at least some of what you wish for!

Thank you for reading and for every single thought my way during these years. I am forever grateful.

Glimmer of light

@Ed Sheeran and @Elton John perform ‘Merry Christmas’ on The One Show 🤩🎄 BBC #BBC #TheOneShow #BBCiPlayer

I think many of us need us need a glimmer of light in these times and in our lives in general. At least i know i do. So instead of talking about endless loneliness, exhaustion, isolation which is weighing me down with no end in sight, i’ll give you the one thing which made me smile for 5 mins the other day. They said they wanted to write a sort of classic hit for Xmas, have thrown everything and the kitchen sink at it and they may have succeeded. It’s catchy and enjoyable.

Not sure everyone can watch the above which was live yesterday in the BBC studio, so i’ll leave you with the official video too. Go Elton, go Ed! And thanks for the tune!

Ed Sheeran & Elton John – Merry Christmas [Official Video]