Saturday, 4 April 2015
are two of the four I took to illustrate my balloon story. Have managed somehow to retrieve them fromthe clutches of my evil blog gremlins, but couldn't help the other 'prisoners'.
They are still just about surviving but the six smaller ones are about grapefruit size and Mummy has now wrinkled, descended to ground level and is looking at the floor.
All this just so I could discover how long they could remain with some helium still in them. (19 days so far).
If this sounds slightly off the wall I must plead Easter exhaustion. Three mammoth days gone, and one remaining.
Musically it has been a wonderful experience but physically draining. Some 11 hours so far.
Tomorrow we will round off the service with the Hallelujah Chorus. By which time none of us will have any voice left.
There have been some rather odd changes to the 'normal' way of doing Easter, courtesy of our American rector, but he is getting used to us and we to him.
Much as I love Easter, I am glad it comes only once a year.
Spiritually rather traumatic, musically uplifting and exhausting in equal measure and mentally taxing it is a mixed blessing.
Happy Easter everybody.
Posted by Ray Barnes at 10:56:00 pm