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Blog: An Exhausting Weekend

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It's been a long tiring weekend - starting on Friday when i got stuck on the TOOB for an hour going home (with no announcements), emerging to receive a message from my Dad telling me that you need a VISA to get into Australia. This is PERTINENT to me because I'm off there in a week and a half for my brother's wedding, and ESPECIALLY pertinent to him because he was at the airport when he found out! I must say i was slightly OUTRAGED by this news - i have been around the world and I, I, I have never had to apply for a visa in advance before NOR indeed to PAY for one... although I seem to recall we had to pay to LEAVE New Zealand. NAUGHTY Antipodeans, does THE COMMONWEALTH me BUT NOTHING to them anymore? I tell you, i got RIGHT IMPERIAL about the whole thing.

My IRE abated somewhat when I found out how PEASY they are to get online, but still - PAH! Also BAH!

Friday saw me zooming up to LEICESTER to play at Susan and Martyn's wedding - it was a LOVELY do and much joy and happiness ABOUNDED, although to be honest i pretty much died on my ARSE. I've played a good few weddings in the past and have usually been on well after the meal and speeches when everybody is A BIT DRUNK, but this time I played just after everybody had arrived at the reception from the wedding itself, so everyone was sober, had just spent an hour or so being quiet, and were ready for their TEA. THUS I did the following to a crowd of people who, quite rightly, would rather have been eating!
  • Fly Me To The Moon
  • And I Love Her
  • It Only Works Because You're Here
  • Hey Hey 16K
  • The Peterborough All-Saints' Wide Game Team (Group B)
  • Can't Take My Eyes Off You
  • I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Has Gone
  • I've Just Seen A Face
  • Boom Shake The Room

  • I didn't really mind though, several people said "you were very brave!" and seemed to have like it, and the do itself was LOVELY - especially when they had the First Dance to "Songs Of Love" by The Divine Comedy. BY HECK there was a lot of dust in a lot of people's eyes at that point.

    NEXT day I was back on the train, this time heading for Peterborough to see my Grandad in Bourne and then my NAN in Peterborough, and I had a rather ACE time doing so, FERRIED about by my Mum. I wanted to see them both before I headed off to the other side of the planet, and was really glad I'd done so as it was somewhat INSPIRING. AND i re-tuned my Nan's telly for her: GRANDSON OF THE YEAR!

    It was all KNACKERING, and that was even WITHOUT the KRAZY events to do with The Gay Train... but we'll come to those ANON!

    posted 23/10/2006 by MJ Hibbett

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