Tuesday, 30 May 2023

Radishes at Choir

 

Only at a Welsh Country Choir
I walked in after nearly a year away and was presented with a handful of radishes from Alto Diane fresh from her garden. 
Like all supportive groups , It took off roughly where I left it.
Gentleman Farmer nodded brusquely and whispered “ You’re back then”which was sweet and Heulwen , Di and Claire gave me a big hug. 
Jamie and his 1940s RAF moustache welcomed me back too, but quietly as I left. 
And clutching my song sheets, radishes and water bottle I felt just a little emotional as I turned for home

31 comments:

  1. The radishes are lovely! You've brought a smile to my lips and tears of joy to my eyes this afternoon. Fingers-crossed that your next bit of coursework falls on non-choir days.
    Be well, John dear.

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    1. It’s on a Tuesday but all day , I should make it to choir after college , which will prove to be a great release after hard study I think

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  2. Anonymous8:16 pm

    You’re a twat John Grey
    You have just made me cry

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  3. Not only at a Welsh Country Choir - at the friendship group I go to it was a cucumber and a bunch of spring oinions today. It was radishes last week! Don't you just love living in the great British countryside. Free range eggs promised for next week.

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    1. Yes I concede it’s not just my choir that does this sort of thing. Little kindnesses abound min my experience

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  4. And I know it wasn’t all because of the radishes.

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  5. A few weeks ago I was surprised to see teaspoons in the car door handle - It had been previously mentioned the fairies had hidden them x

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    1. Some kindly dog walkers I chat to wedged them there as I was elsewhere x 🏃 🐕

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    2. I had a gift of silver spoons from a golden labrador and his person 💄

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    3. Anonymous4:49 pm

      I think I might have battered onion rings for dinner.

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    4. ❌ Bully alert

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    5. Anonymous4:10 pm

      Yep, that'll be you flis

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  6. Welcome back. Lovely x

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  7. Anonymous9:37 pm

    Glad you made it back to choir,singing is good for the soul don’t you think? GG

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  8. Try frying those radishes in a bit of butter 🧈 ... sliced, of course. They are quite tasty done that way!

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  9. This is all grace. The human connection, the singing, the gifts. That's what I think, anyway.

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  10. Barbara anne11:58 pm

    What a lovely welcome back to choir and it's clear you voice has been missed. From your title, I wondered if the radishes were shared around the choir before singing and that that would be nigh on to impossible, radishes tasting as they do!
    Enjoy!

    Hugs!

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  11. That was certainly a nice welcome back to you, it's clear that you were missed.

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  12. You have one of the absolute best communities of friends. Your welcome back radishes will be yummy too!

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  13. Nothing says "we love you" like radishes!

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  14. Sounds wonderful, John! So much love!

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  15. A ravishing radish story.

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  16. It's lovely to be a part of something. I often feel apart from everything.

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  17. Wow, is it really a year since you have been to choir! Time certainly flies. How nice to be welcomed back with home grown gifts. It's nice to be missed! I wish I could sing... but sadly I sound like a strangled frog... sigh.

    Jo in Auckland

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  18. Good and kind company and the joy of singing. Glad you are back to choir.

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  19. weaver8:31 am

    Smiled at the radish welcome John - good old country way of saying welcome back - actions speak louder than words.

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  20. You sure have some caring neighbors. Take care. Barb

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  21. Anonymous7:18 pm

    Happy birthday John. You are a joy

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