Friday, September 10, 2010

And Heaven and Nature Sing...

Are you watching The Choir on BBC America? I'm completely addicted.  It's no Real Housewives of New Jersey, but it has it's moments. There's this guy -- his name is Gareth. He looks a lot like the American Idol contestant Clay Aiken. Only this guy may be an even better singer. There is one thing for sure, Gareth's true passion is to travel around the UK spreading the word of the gospel. And his gospel is a song. He loves to sing and he aims to turn everyone he meets into a choir member. Over the past few weeks I have watched him assemble a rag-tag bunch of middle school hooligans. Turn them into a choir. And then transport them to Royal Albert Hall for a concert. What joy it is to share the world with people like Gareth! You go, young man! You go!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Taking The A-List Train

I got involved in reading an article about Prince Charles taking a train trip to try to increase the knowlege about green tourism. It's an expensive trip! But all that mattered to me was getting to see the interior space of HRH's royal accomodations. The train is lovely but not as lavish as I expected. It doesn't give the Orient Express any competition. Me? I'd be excited to spend some time aboard the Napa County wine train. All aboard!