I Helped Him

My friend and his future wife were having the hardest time finding a wedding violinist Manchester for their special day. They wanted to find someone who could play music in the way that was good for a wedding, and they weren’t sure just who could do that for them in a way that would be pleasing to them. I offered my services, despite the fact that I am a friend of theirs, and they accepted. I helped to make the night of my friend something that was truly special because I gave of the talents that I have. I know that the wedding would have felt different to me if I could have attended it as a normal guest does, but I was happy to offer my friend the help that he needed on his special day. He deserved that much from me.

 

Life is Hard

Life is hard for the electric violinist, constantly hustling for a dollar on the street. Facing constant harassment from the police and those who pass by but who do not understand the hard life of the street busker. Scrapping for each and every dollar, the street musician lives the life of a troubadour, a nomadic existence in which one can never quite be sure where their next meal is coming from or whether or not they will have a place to stay when evening arrives. And yet, the street musician pushes on, electric violin in hand, instrument case open, pursuing his passion each and every day. His life was not supposed to turn out like this after graduating from Julliard, he was supposed to be someone, playing in front of thousands of adoring fans in New York, London, or Sydney. You know what they say about best laid plans….

 

Creative Cooking Correction

My husband and I were enjoying a lovely dinner with our friends at a fine dining establishment, when the topic turned to cooking. This was a couple we had been friends with for years and who had just moved into a new home. I was astounded to discover their kitchen did not include a wire wisk for beating eggs and so forth. We debated the matter, my contention being that a kitchen without a wisk is a disfunctional kitchen. I am an admitted food snob, while they rarely cooked.

As we had not yet given them a housewarming gift, I purchased the best quality wisk I could find at the nearest culinary goods store and took it to my local florist Harrogate. This wonderfully creative designer delivered a fabulous floral arrangement, incorporating the wisk. They were thrilled — and my point was made!