I must admit usually I look forward to Hayley concerts immensely but this one I am facing with some trepidation, not least because of the weather forecast which is looking truly horrendous for the weekend. I'm not sure I'll even make it to London ! Richard, perhaps you'd be kind enough to keep us updated on the snow situation for the benefit of those of us out in the shires ?!
Another thing to worry about is Hayley's state of health. I've just checked her twitter page and hopefully no news is good news. Part of me wishes she'd call it off now rather than perform when not 100% but she probably feels under pressure to carry on since this very gig was cancelled last year when she was ill. Please God history doesn't repeat itself.
"My love is like a red, red rose that's newly sprung in June, My love is like a melody that's sweetly played in tune." (Robert Burns).
I may be able to put your mind at rest to some degree. I heard from Gerald this morning who told me that Hayley's health "seems to be improving". He quoted her as saying she "wants to finish the year on a high/positive note". Indications at the moment are that the concert will go ahead (also the one in Bristol).
I'm sure Hayley wants to end the year on a high note, so I'm pleased to hear that she's feeling better already.
I'll try to keep you all updated about the snow situation during the weekend. If I don't, it means I'm snowed in at home and can't get to the Internet Café. Fingers crossed.
If you can make it there, make sure that you get a byte to eat!
Good to hear that Hayley is recovering.....
Nothing in life is perfect - and I thank God for that. When we say that something is perfect we are also saying that there can be no growth because any change must be for the worse. In the end, it is our errors which declare and affirm our humanity.
Hi Jeff, I agree with you that it *should be* OK on Monday although it will still be cold with rain or sleet and still a possibility of snow, especially when driving in hilly areas as I will have to do. There may still be snow on the ground from today, in those places who had a lot last night (6 inches in some places, only 1 cm where I live).
I am impressed by the accuracy with which this snowy spell was forecast by the computer models, and discussed by those who partake in weather discussions... over 9 days ago. If I could go back in time to write the following again, I wouldn't change a word!
I should mention that there's currently a fair chance of a severe cold spell affecting London and other places next week, cold enough for significant snow in some places and if it happens, there's a 50/50 chance of it lasting in some places until the 21st. Travelling could be more "interesting" than usual for some of us.
We are lucky there isn't a concert in Southend-on-Sea (East of London) this weekend, a regular Hayley venue. Here's a photo from a fellow weather 'nut' Keith in Southend, he has a great website www.southendweather.net and took it this morning: