Reading My Way Around the World

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?  


  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

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

  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 ;)

  4. 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

  5. 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

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


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