|Day 229: Ready for Poppy Day tomorrow and Remembrance Day on Sunday.|
|Day 230: Linkin Park!|
But turns out, a large crowd of people all bouncing and screaming because of their mutual love of music is FANTASTIC! I sang and shouted and wiggled and screamed and head-banged and I will definitely be doing this again. I will be selective. The music has to be worth the crowds. But this was definitely an experience to be repeated. So thanks to CheeseHaw for buying me a ticket and not giving me a choice in going ;)
|Day 231: The day after.|
|Day 232: Clouds and filters.|
However, one upside to this weird weather is the gorgeous skies. Well, I mean, in Africa we often have gorgeous skies, but it does seem to be more of a daily occurrence right now. So there may be more photos of clouds and skies coming in future posts. I actually have to hold myself back. I keep telling myself, "No Nikki. Not another photo of the sky." So far, I've been listening to me. I'm good that way.
|Day 233: Freshly baked beer bread.|
|Day 234: Mesmerising.|
|Day 235: The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2, midnight premier with Sis!|
Well, I thoroughly enjoyed the movie. I really did. As soon as I was back home I sent Lori a looooong review about what I thought via iMessage. I guess she enjoyed what I had to say because she posted it on her blog. So if you want to see my immediate, uncensored and spoilery thoughts on Breaking Dawn Part 2, go here.
|Day 236: Special pre-wedding Shabbat dinner for the Almost Weds|
|Day 237: Mmmmmeat!|
|Day 238: Working on the Wedding Playlist.|
|Day 239: Decisions, decisions.|
|Day 240: Just another beautiful day in Africa!|
|Day 241: Pass/Fail.|
|Day 242: Wedding gift. With sparkles!|
As I was in charge of the music for the wedding I thought why not make them CD's of all the music I put together for the wedding? I had made three playlists: A Pre-Reception Playlist, which would play for the guests while all the photographs were being taken; A Dinner Music Playlist, obviously to play during dinner; and the Main Playlist, with the first dances and all the wiggle your bum music. I even did some research on how best to put together a playlist for a wedding. It's just as well I made them CD's as most of the music didn't get played. The photographs were over sooner than anticipated thanks to the weather, so only half of the pre-reception music got played. The dinner music playlist got played twice, as eating took longer and the Main Playlist got shuffled so that only dancey music was played with very few slow dances.
Now, when compiling these playlists, I obviously had to take the bride and groom's taste in music into account. We do not always agree on what is good music, but they do both like rock so I stuck with that as far as possible. Anything that they had requested that wouldn't fit with the main playlist, I put on the pre-reception playlist. And for the dinner music, I decided to use instrumental versions of favourite rock songs. That way no-one would be tempted to jump up and head-bang during the main course. (One lovely lady said that the instrumental rock was terrible. I may or may not have made a voodoo doll that bears a striking resemblance to said lovely lady.)
Anyway, so that's what I gave them. Three CD's with all three of their playlists. The cover I made used a photo of their wedding invitation and of course I included the list of songs on each CD.
If anyone is interested, I put all the playlists online. Because I may be slightly OCD...
Pre-Reception Playlist: http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Pre+Reception+Playlist/80412828
Dinner Music: http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Wedding+Dinner+Music/79844251
Main Wedding Playlist: http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Main+Wedding+Music/79845148
(If I can figure out how to move the wedding blog posts to a separate blog for them, these playlists will be embedded there.)
|Day 243: To commemorate the end - the only Twilight soundtrack I own on disc. The rest are all digital.|
|Day 244: Hey! Sexy laaaaaady!|
|Day 245: Left over wedding fairy cakes.|
|Day 246: New ducky.|
|Day 247: Caught up on laundry. For 5 minutes.|
This is not a sight you'll see often in my house though. I am very seldom up to date with my laundry at all. Normally there are clothes spilling out of the basket and covering the floor around it.
|Day 248: Sitting CheeseHaw's baby.|
|Day 249: I wish I could post the smell with the photo!|
|Day 250: I made PIE!|
The next day I also made nutella pochettes, another recipe I got from another twitter friend. These are to-die-for. I will be making them again and I'm sure a photo of them will feature in the near future. So thanks M for that lovely recipe!
|Day 251: Season's Greetings!|
|Day 252: I'm a smurf.|
|Day 253: A Piece of Forever. No really. That's what it's called...|
|Day 254: Paisley?|
|Day 255: Clearly, I don't know how to work an advent calendar.|
|Day 256: Furbabies onna Christmas Tree.|
|Day 257: Whaaat eeeez ziiiis?|
Phew! That's a long post. But I hope you enjoyed. I don't know how I will post over the next few weeks, what with Christmas and all. I doubt I will post again before Christmas so to those of you who celebrate this,
To those of you who celebrate this,
To those of you who celebrate something else, or don't,
And to all of you lovely people,
EVERYTHING THAT'S GOOD AND WONDERFUL FOR 2013!