My Granny And Me

Me & Granny

Me & Granny

At the moment we are in Essex staying with my Great Granny, who has just had a hip replacement. We are cooking and cleaning for her, chatting with her and just hanging out. While we’re here we’ve been doing things differently than when we usually visit, normally granny does everything for us and spoils us. Now we are doing things to help her.

We have to be more helpful and do more jobs. We have to be considerate, which means knowing when to be a bit quieter and when to have a nice long chat. We’re being more thoughtful, we do things for granny, like little jobs, without being asked. All these things are good, it’s important that we don’t always think of ourselves. Being here with granny is a chance to show her how much she means to us all.

Hanging out with granny is really nice. I like to talk with her, she has lots of knowledge, experiences and memories to share with me. We have lots of fun times together playing games, listening to music, watching films and discussing books. We have similar tastes in all these things so we both enjoy them.

She is the best granny I could ever wish for and I want her to know that.

Jools on the drums

A couple of weeks ago I went to my first proper gig, our friend Jools (a really really talented drummer)  was playing the drums and singing with a lady called Kristin McClement and her band. They were all really great musicians. Kristin is also a part of a band called Willkommen Collective.

They were playing in an old church building with a really high ceiling and by candlelight, it was beautiful.  The music was different to any I’d heard before, it’s kind of folky.  The atmosphere was really nice and the music was amazing.   All of her music is very emotive and expressive.  Go and listen to her music at: http://kristinmcclement.bandcamp.com

The point of the gig was to launch Kristin’s new album ‘Wild Grips’. It will be released on the 23 Febuary, 2015.  She’s got different shows coming up too, I really recommend seeing her, she’s really good.

This is how Kristin explains her album:

The Wild Grips refers to our wild nature. Hidden behind the glance of every stranger lies the struggle to make sense of these troubling times. What can we pull from the rubble of our modern world?

The album invokes a sense that there must be something more meaningful beyond the windows of our offices, shopping centres and rented houses.

Produced and engineered by Christian Hardy of The Leisure Society, The Wild Grips is a wide-eyed rendering of modern folk song where the acoustic and the electronic rub alongside.

Here’s a link to her website:  http://www.kristinmcclement.com

ONE CHURCH BRIGHTON

ONE CHURCH BRIGHTON

 

Full Band Show

Full Band Show

 

Kristin

Kristin

 

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