Thursday, 26 February 2015

A simple gift

At the border between England and Scotland
We're coming to the end of what has been an excellent tour - York tonight and Keighley tomorrow finishes it.

But for the last two-three days I've been feeling rotten with a bad cold and really convulsive coughing which beset me twice during the concert on Tuesday night.   I'm so grateful that we had a very kind audience who know us well and who finished the last song for me cos I was coughing so badly.

Our hosts for the night, Mike and Tish, were so sweet.   We chatted for a while when we came in and next morning, before I got as far as the shower Tish came in and very kindly ordered me back to bed.   We had yesterday off and had planned to find a hotel and just lie about for the day - this was after the original plan of meeting a cousin for lunch had to be shelved due to my sniffles.   Anyway, I digress.   So they had decided I looked so ill that we could just stay with them for the free day.   And boy was I grateful.  Everyone went out and left me dozing - I didn't get up until after 5 - I couldn't have if I'd tried.     And thankfully I'm a lot better today.

The simplest of gifts mean so much and that was worth a lot to me.  Thank you both so much.

What kindnesses have helped your week?  

7 comments:

  1. That is a lovely kindness! I am glad that you had some rest- it's HORRID when you have to sing when you really shouldn't be- I know that feeling well with my job!xx

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  2. Hope you get over this quickly. Miserable trying to perform when you are coughing.

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  3. Hi Fil,
    Hope you are starting to feel a bit better !
    Just wanting you to know that I received your CD, Beneath The Calm, today !! Such a lovely voice ! Thank you very much !!
    It will be so nice to sit and stitch with your music in the background ;)

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  4. I hope you feel much better soon.




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  5. Your hosts were so very sweet and isn't that nice when someone can step in and order you to bed when you keep thinking 'the show/day must go on" hope you are much better by now

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  6. Hi Fil - they sound wonderful friends .. and I'm glad you were able to spend the time dozing, getting some recovery ... small gifts are so thoughtful ... cheers Hilary

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  7. Thank you all for your kind comments ... I'm much better now, thanks to all the care I was given.

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