So I woke up this morning very happy indeed because I am so very excited about my Singer-Songwriter Showcase that is happening this Saturday night. We are expecting over 100 people on the night and it’s going to be a really great show. We have been practising for weeks and weeks and this Saturday we will be putting all the preparation and practice to test – yes, we’re going live and it is very exciting indeed.
The event will have a real family/friendly feel to it and will be filled with joyous Community Spirit, that is what I want and what we have been aiming for!! I’m going back to the Village of Carfin where I was brought up in as a child – a Village that has a very special place in my heart.
I will take lots of photos and share them with you on this Blog next week.
It’s quite funny because last year at this time I hadn’t even written one song and now I’m performing my own songs at my own Gig – it’s amazing what you can achieve when you put your mind to it!!
What would you like your life to be like, one year from now?
It could all start here for you, maybe you were meant to read this blog post, maybe just maybe this blog post is for YOU, to get YOU started on fulfilling your own dreams and goals in life. I’m doing it, why not YOU too. 🙂
There is new facebook group that was created last week and it is about the village I grew up in, “Carfin Past and Present”. What a wonderful idea it was by Maureen Strachan, I feel it really is bringing that community spirit back together again, even though the group members now live in all different parts of the world. A very special thank you to Maureen for creating the group, what a tremendous idea it was.
So the lovely people who lived in the village of Carfin when I was a child are posting up their old photos and I must say they are absolute crackers (in a good way) and many have brought a tear to my eye. There was one in particular (below) which I thought I would share with you.
The photo is from the Carfin Carnival Week sports day in the 1980s. I looked at myself in this photo and I honestly just wanted to be that child again, because the happy memories I have from my childhood are second to none.
I feel very very blessed to have been brought up in a small village with such beautiful community spirit, where everyone knew your name and looked out for you – I miss that lovely feeling. This facebook group and the old photos, inspired me to write the poem below, I hope you like it. Maybe this has given you the idea to start up a similar facebook group or connect with some old friends. Lots of love to you today, Clarabelle.
My Childhood in Carfin
I look at that child I want to be her I forgot her smile My memory is blur She looks so sweet Just happy and content Laughing with friends Time well spent
As time goes by Photos bring tears Fun loving memories From Carfin past years A community with hope and full of pride A village of families Where love did reside
A strength and spirit very special to us all My childhood in Carfin with kick the can and football We made up the games for lots of children to play We sometimes did fight But were friends the next day
So when I think of this time More than 30 years ago I only remember good and the Carnival talent show Carfin was the best I’ll say it till I die My childhood in Carfin Happy tears I do cry