Update on the Hayes family :)

Things we have done since my last blog:

Put up a Christmas tree! It was quite cheap and not exactly real but we quickly fixed that with strings of popcorn, blue and silver bobbles, flowers, and candy canes. Completed with Christmas presents wrapped underneath it made our flat completely Christmasified! I had cut out paper snowflakes, decorated lamps with blue tinsel, hung our christmas cards, put up window stickers, and sprayed fake snow onto the windows. Such a wonderful festive flat!

We went for a ride on the ferris wheel! There are so many decorations up in George Square and a gigantic ferris wheel so we went for a ride overlooking Glasgow. It was so beautiful! What a fun date πŸ™‚


We went to a Radiant Church Movie Night!!!!! We watched Elf, had popcorn, soda, and hotdogs! All the staff was dressed up all fancy with a ticket booth, ushers and everything. A good laugh on a very stormy day πŸ˜€

Last things last, I have been playing in a few concerts with the wind band and orchestra. One concert was quite christmasy complete with tinsel on anything that we could tie it onto (including my bassoon!). The orchestra concert is tonight so we will see how that goes. We’re playing all things Scottish: Bruch Scottish Fantasy (w/ soloist), MacCunn: Land of Mountain and Flood, Mendelssohn: Hebrides, Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony. In a very pretty hall called the Barony Hall (see picture below).

It has a brand new organ built as a replica of one from Beethovens time. It sounds so pretty! And goodness gracions is it huge!

So that’s pretty much us for now. This weekend we are so so busy meeting up with friends and saying goodbye. Andy has his exam Monday morning then it is off to Dundee for a week before flying to Alaska!!! Cannot wait to be in a place that already has 5 feet of snow on the ground πŸ˜€

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