The last week has been very eventful - in a good way. On Thursday evening the choir I belong to, Cantatrice, entered into two classes at the Worthing Music Festival and guess what... we won both.
All 75 of us sat with our mouths open when we heard the results, as the choirs we were up against were all excellent. It was a fantastic evening and it was a great opportunity to hear other choirs sing. The only thing that was rather disconcerting was that there wasn't enough room on the raised blocks for everyone - so I was stuck up there (the only second soprano) amongst a block of altos while the rest of the sopranos were on the flat stage.
The next lovely thing I did was have a spa day with my youngest daughter who had come down from Manchester. It was her birthday present and we went to the Alexandra House Hotel near East Grinstead. Wow! What pampering! I had to force myself to stay awake during the facial as it was so relaxing. It was a great mum and daughter bonding time.
This week started well, with a story in the weekly People's Friend called, 'Someone to Lean On'. The lovely illustration for my story is by Richard Eraut.
I also have a story in the monthly special called, 'Still Waters Run Deep'. The illustration is by my favourite artist, Andre Leonard, who has illustrated many of my stories.
The inspiration behind 'Still Waters' is fascinating and I shall tell you about it in my next post.
Finally both Helen Yendall in her Writing Magazine article and The People's Friend on their website refer to me as Writer Wendy Clarke - maybe now I can believe it!