Thursday, 4 July 2013

We Had The Night of Our Lives ...


Hello there! Many "Thanks" for all your kind comments on my last post and "Hello" to a new follower. I have certainly enjoyed the Photography Course and would recommend it. It helped me not only to better understand the camera and its capabilities but it also mentally helped me - being so ill last year with Glandular Fever and secondary infections as it made me have a reason to get out of the house.The course was through an Adult Education Centre and cost £120 for 10 two hour sessions. Worth the money, I think.

Anyhow, what did we get up to on Saturday - Do you know where we were from the above photo?


We were at Wembley Arena - not to watch a football game. Oh, no we were here to see Robbie Williams and his support act, Olly Murs.


This photo was taken on Sunday morning as being so excited the day before I had forgotten! KP is a huge Olly Murs fan and I regretted never having seen Robbie or Take That live when I bought the Robbie Live at Knebworth CD many years ago.


I'm not one of these people who can stand in one spot for hours on end so we ended up paying more money but we did have comfy seats! Most of the time we weren't seated though as we danced our way through the evening.


KP was enthralled with Olly and sang along to his hits songs - Troublemaker in particular, was a favourite.



In the bouncy ball there was a camera so that members of the crowd could later see themselves at Wembley when they accessed Olly Murs Twitter Page. I think that's what he said anyways!


And then Olly Murs left the stage and there was a huge silence and then some yellow smoke appeared.


And Robbie emerged down a zip wire singing none other than - Let Me Entertain You!


And boy entertain us he did. Vocally they were both brilliant but Robbie is a showman too and had the audience in the palm of his hand.



The Robbie face turned into a monkey as he sang - Me and My Monkey.


And then the face turned back into Robbie's and he sang his last song - Angels. As he left the stage the crowd were still singing for at least another five minutes. We sang all the way back to our hotel.
If he ever tours again, we will be first in the queue for tickets.


What else has been happening - well, on our way home on Sunday we stopped at B&Q to buy some paint. Last week I had painted our shed which then made the garage side door look grubby, not to mention the back and front door. So we selected a colour - pillar box red and I have been busy painting and received some assistance from Charlie!


As KP commented when she came home from school yesterday and witnessed this new look - "It looks as if Charlie has dip dyed his beard!"

On Monday night as I was asleep I was awoken to a strange noise - half bark, half howl. I initially thought that it was some youths in drink who were trying to get Charlie and George to bark as sometimes happens on the weekend. Charlie and George however remained completely silent which is unlike them. The noise continued for some time so I thought that I would get up to see what it was - I peered through the curtains and couldn't believe my eyes - there in front of me an animal with a pointy face and pointy ears and a long bushy tail - a fox, making that noise at our cat, Poppy who seemed non-plussed by it all.

I tried to wake the OH up but he was in a deep slumber. So, I watched - the cat went and tucked herself underneath the OH's car next to one of the front tyres. Then to my amazement another fox appeared. I was now getting a bit apprehensive about Poppy but didn't know quite what to do. I was just about to make a noise to try and scare them away when both foxes about turned and ran off and into a nearby housing estate.

The first fox that I saw was huge. The second one was smaller but not a cub. We have lived here for over 15 years and I've never seen foxes outside the house before. I hope this does not become a regular occurrence.

I asked the OH the following day why he thought the dogs hadn't whimpered let alone barked. His reply - "They were probably cacking themselves!" There's not a lot you can say to that!

Until next time,

June.

34 comments:

  1. Sounds like you had a great time. I've seen Take That 3 times and they were brilliant. Last time we could only get seats really high up but the atmosphere was still great. About time they did it again, though I doubt Robbie will be with them! xx Debbie

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  2. How good was that, what a thing to experience! x

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  3. Glad you enjoyed the concert. I saw Robbie about ten years ago and he was brilliant.Some of the ladies I work with have been to this latest round of concerts and think he still has it!!

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  4. How brilliant, jt sounds absolutely thrilling. We sometimes see foxes around here and hubby says there are a couple on the allotment :) xx

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  5. I know a few people who went to see Robbie and had a fantastic time looks like he certainly put on an amazing show. Aw Charlie what a good helper x

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  6. It sounds like you had a brilliant time. I wondered what Charlie had been up to when I saw his red beard, he was just wanting to help. I know we have foxes around here as a neighbour has chickens taken occasionally but I've never seen them.

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  7. Sounds like you and KP had a super time - Robbie Williams is local to here so we read a lot about him and his charities in the local paper - I love 'Let me Entertain You' and 'Rock DJ'. We have foxes visiting the garden, well crossing the garden as my neighbours feed them - we see them occasionally:)

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  8. Well that concert with your daughter must have been some experience! I had to laugh at your dog's red whiskers and glad your cat escaped the jaws of those passing foxes.

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  9. That looks am amazing concert that you and KP went to see, much better than watching the football! Charlie looks a bit forlorn did he allow you take a photo for once! We have foxes that visit our road, sometimes they make such a racket. We try and persuade Twinkle to stay indoors at night.
    Sarah

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  10. Wow ! Ollie Murs gets better & better I think. Fabulous staging. I love Angels.

    I hate it when Dillon barks at night which is very rare than goodness !
    Screeching foxes are quite alarming to hear.

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  11. What a couple of real entertainers you spent the evening with.
    I like to dance around to a bit of OM!
    Charlie is such a sweetie, even with his dip dyed moustache!
    Lisa x

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  12. I'm glad you enjoyed the concert, it's such a great experience to see a singer you like singing live.

    I laughed at the 1st photo of Charlie and wondered what he'd been up to.

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  13. The sound of a fox is so distinctive isn't it. All that and Robbie Williams too!
    Best wishes
    Jenny

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  14. I've heard great reviews of the concert, I'm very envious! I saw Robbie some years back but I think he's really "on form" now - so glad you got the chance to go.

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  15. Good 'ol Robbie!

    Bothersome things foxes, having seen a chicken coop after a visit from a fox I will never be convinced that they are other than a bad thing.

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  16. I don't think I've ever seen or heard foxes where we are in Leeds, but I've heard many tales of what they've done to chicken coops. Your OH's response to the situation did make me chuckle though.

    I bet the Robbie gig was brilliant, I can imagine he knows how to get the crowd going. x

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  17. Lucky you what a fab gig to go to Robbie and Olly am really jealous ... Loving Charlie's lipstick look, our dog once walked past a set of steps I'd just painted and had a lovely purple go faster stripe for a couple of weeks. Men!!! sleep through anything and then just make a silly quip they're all the same :) ... lovely post ~ Sarah x

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  18. Wow that was some concert and I must admit, I've never been woken up by a fox.

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  19. I bet that fox was gorgeous though!
    Is your Charlie a Schnauzer? We have a pure white schnauzer, he's lovely.
    Also... That concert looks like it was great!
    Tammy

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  20. Wow that looks like an amazing evening. We have foxes in our garden, we don't see them very often but they do leave us little presents and are always pulling the bins apart if I forget to put them away! We recently bought a trampoline and every bedtime Elizabeth checks that I have closed it in case the foxes get in. I have a great image of them trampolining in the night! xx

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  21. Sounds like you had a fantastic evening! I just stopped by to say hello, as you have been quiet lately. Hope you are all well and enjoying the summer :)

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  22. I too suddenly realised I hadn't heard from you for a while. I hope you are having a good summer and this is nothing amiss.
    Sarah x

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  23. I see that Sarah, has written more or less what i was thinking.
    I hope all is well with you June.
    Enjoying summer ...
    sending best wishes... hope we will see you soon.
    val xx

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  24. Hi June, I too popped in as thought you had been quiet for a while. Hope everything is ok with you and you've been having a good summer. xx

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  25. Hi there. Just popped by to say hello and hope that you are all well and that the return to school for KP went well.
    Lisa x

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  26. Hi June,

    Just realised it's been a while since I last read one of your posts. Hope everything is well with you and yours.

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  27. Me too June, hoping you are Ok, with good wishes & missing you, from a Bloggy friend x

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  28. Hi again, just thought of you again - miss your posts and hoping all is well.

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  29. we have been out of the circuit and see now that you have too. Hope all well and we will keep visiting. Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx

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  30. Wishing you a very happy New Year June. Do hope all is well?

    Amanda :-)

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  31. what a fascinating and interesting post. I love Robbie and his showmanship, lucky you. Nervous of foxes around cats. Like the red paint and 'whisker dye' look. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

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