Went to a beautiful neighborhood party where I played with my friend Mike on seven songs....
Had some delish food, met some wonderful new neighbors and then Mr. B and I headed home at 11:30 for our own private bringing in of the New Year....
It has been quite a year...with many challenges and also many triumphs...I had highs and lows with
the Etsy shop but all in all it has turned out very well and I am very happy with it...
My work has been published twice now in Belle Armoire Jewelry magazine...a fantastic, impossible dream come true.
My music has moved forward with a lot more groups and gatherings and chances to play in public.
I realize that this year much more practice is in order for me to memorize things and have a good song
list at my fingertips...We were invited to a beautiful daytime party in SilverLake over looking the city...we ate black- eyed peas, greens and dirty rice to ring in the new year...supposedly to bring us good luck. I played the uke with a mandolin player and stand up bass player...what fun to see people suddenly stand up out of their chairs and share in a sing a long...you would never expect it in a group of sophisticated Hollywood types, but there you have it. I love it...and people really remember me as the uke player now..”did you bring your uke” is the first thing I hear now when I walk into a gathering...
a real dream come true for me.
This year also had the passing away of my beloved mom, my glorious cat Princess, Ginger’s illness have all taken their toll on me and I feel more tired and drained than I use to be.
So this year ...I really just want more of the same...We are beginning to downsize our processions in
hopes of moving out of Southern California in two years time...we are thinking of going back to England...who knows...it’s all up in the air but I am ready for a new start somewhere else and a different country would be just about right...perhaps live in a gypsy caravan...tra la la.
Much peace, love and happiness to you all. You have been so wonderful to me...like sisters and
certainly best friends. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your stories and yourselves.
I raise my glass to your honor and the delight of our friendship and your companionship.
cynthia, Ginger and Giuseppe.