What would you like to see?
This is my final blog post of the year, and marks the end of my first year blogging. The reason for starting this; was to enable me to look back over the year and reflect and remember the highlights, my thoughts and feelings. This year has gone so quickly. They do say that as you get older the time goes quicker. I reckon that is the case because in general as you get older you have more on with family and work and so your time is filled up. You don’t have the spare time to hang around wishing for the weekend to come. It comes and goes and the next one is upon you. 52 weekends later and here we are on the cusp of a new year.
This week was another busy one starting with the rescheduled Snow Patrol show at the Waterfront. Having cancelled the week before due to illness the band were in top form and the atmosphere was electric. Marking 25 years of the band they performed ‘reworked’ their latest offering, were they striped back and reworked lots of their biggest songs. If you get a chance give the album a listen. It’s first class and gives a different sound and feel to the songs you know and love. At the gig my favourite reworking was their rendition of ‘New York’, which had a distinct country feel, a genre that wouldn’t be my favourite by any means. It really was superb.
Over on my instagram I have a cracking competition where I have a £200 voucher up for grabs to spend at the ‘Tower Centre’ in Ballymena. I was invited last week to check out the new look complex and discover the difference. You can see my video and have until midnight Tuesday 17thDecember to enter. Good Luck. #AD
On Friday I attended the Mary Peters ‘Sports Inspires’ Christmas Lunch. Jonathan Rea, members of the Irish Women’s hockey team who have qualified for the Olympics next year plus Rhys McClenaghan the first Irish gymnast to qualify for the Olympics were in conversation about their amazing seasons. Jonathan, delighted with his 5thworld superbike title was pleased to be home and made time for the lunch the day before his brothers wedding. He also announced that he would go for his 6th title next year. Lady Mary was in top form. At the tender age of 80 she continues to blaze a trail raising money and helping our young athletes across Northern Ireland realise their potential and push for their goals. Her trust has now raised over 1 million pounds. Incredible.
Finally this week Julia and I went to see comedian Paddy Raff perform at the limelight in Belfast. It was a matinee show. This, my friends is the future, show at 3pm, out for dinner at 5.30 and out out after that. We had a superb day. Paddy was hilarious. He is putting on two shows at the SSE Arena next year. I can highly recommend going.
As I mentioned earlier, I started my blog so I could look back and reflect. Going forward what would you like to see in my blog? What topics would you like me to cover? Would you like to see a vlog? Also, with regards to presenting / speaking / Djing etc would you like me to share my thoughts on the media and career development or family life? Or something else from my life perhaps? You tell me…
Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Thank you for the support once again this year whether you listen to the radio show, come to my gigs or follow me online, I really appreciate it. I would like to wish you, your friends and family a very merry Christmas and a wonderful new year. I hope 2020 brings you health, success, love and happiness and that Santa is good to you next week.