The first half of September has been almost back to pre-pandemic levels of Being Out And About! Weddings, races, gigs… it’s been a busy time, but so joyful to be able to see people and do normal things again. I even finally got to see Duran Duran this week! They announced a couple of short-notice gigs about a fortnight ago and I jumped at the chance… especially seeing as I already had a ticket for Andy Taylor on the Wednesday and so it was set to be the best coming-out-of-the-pandemic return to gig-going week I could have hoped for!
I’ll review the gigs in depth here eventually but I’ve also written pieces on them for a couple of fansites/publications so I want to wait until those are out first.
Anyway, the second half of September, in contrast, is empty, and I plan to make the most of that. I will only be leaving the house to do parkrun and an occasional long-ish run (my short daily runs are now all being done on the treadmill to reduce my risk of injury in the lead-up to the marathon) until I leave for London, with the one exception being the day I’ll be helping Geth unpack boxes in his new office. I am guarding that time very carefully as I want as much physical and mental rest as possible over the next sixteen days!
I am also getting organised for Hallowe’en so that I’m not rushing around with that in October. Some exciting things coming in the post soon…
The Wombles – ‘The Wombling Song’
Duran Duran – ‘Come Undone’
Mika – ‘Grace Kelly’
Mark Knopfler – ‘Local Hero’
The Running Channel – ‘Run With Me’
Meat Loaf – ‘Rock And Roll Dreams Come Through’
Duran Duran – ‘Invisible’
Duran Duran – ‘Tonight United’
Andy Taylor – ‘Bringing Me Down’
Gloria Gaynor – ‘I Will Survive’
Duran Duran – ‘Friends Of Mine’
Duran Duran – ‘What Happens Tomorrow’
Tom Jones – ‘Delilah’
Duran Duran – ‘Ordinary World’