Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Time Is Flying!!!

Hey All
As I write this I can't believe that nearly 4 weeks has gone by since I last wrote!!!.  Apologies.  It's been a really hectic time for all of us and it didn't help that I spilled a cup of tea over my computer a few weeks back!.  But luckily, I am now in florida on a 9 day vacation and computer is fixed!!!.  Yay.  However, I may as well be in Ireland with the weather here!  What a mix.  Thunder, rain, sun and humidity!.
We've had a fantastic few weeks on the road, plenty of birthdays.  Lynn and Mairead in April and then myself and Alex in May.  Thanks so much for all the lovely gifts and cards.  I'm such a lucky girl!!  I spent my birthday in Portland on a travel day.  We were making our way from Oakland to Spokane.  The girls were so good and organised a dinner for me and then decorated the bus for a little party as we travelled on to Spokane.  It's always fun when there's a party on the bus.  
We played in some fab venues over the last few weeks, The Greek in LA which was freezing, San Diego Open Air Theatre, also freezing, Santa Barbara Bowl, yes you guessed, freezing!!!!  Beautiful venues though!.  I spent those three nights with hand warmers in my dress! That's how i got through it.  It's been wonderful though being back on the west coast.  There's so much to see and do.  The kids had a blast in LA going to Universal and they even got to Sea World in San Diego.  Very lucky children.  i don't think they realise how lucky they are.  They think it's the norm!.  We finished our West Coast part of the tour in beautiful Seattle.  If you have never been there, it is one place you should visit.  I've been very fortunate to spend quite a bit of time here between this show and Riverdance.  This was the first time i've been there that the weather has been good and it just made me love it even more.  It's a stunning, stunning city.  I only found out on the last day that they do an underground tour.  For those of you that don't know, seemingly Seattle is built on top of a city that was destroyed in the 1800's.  Next time I go, i'll definitely do that.  Also, it's the home of Starbucks!!!.  A manager who works for the company very kindly offered to take me on a tour of the roasting plant, but unfortunately we didn't have time to do it.  So thanks Gene for the offer, maybe next time.  But he sent me a fantastic Starbucks basket, which brightened my day.
So here we are on the home stretch now.  Looking forward to seeing many of you over the next few weeks.  Thanks again for all your love and support 
Best wishes