Thursday, 31 October 2013

Travel, Manchester & Birdy

The last two days seem incredibly surreal, as in the amount I have done has been so much in comparison to the time I've had to do it in. It goes to show that we always have enough time to fit in the things and people that are important to us.
Yesterday, I traveled to Manchester via Liverpool to attend a Birdy concert. After a lot of walking, train and tram travel, a meal at Prezzo and standing in a long queue (in freezing winds and rain - to which my response 'well, I could be colder' came as a positive surprise!), my friend Beckie and I watched and heard the breathtaking voice of Birdy and her band, whilst consuming vodka shots in an attempt to keep warm. I think what I love most about her, is that she can actually sing live and she plays guitar and piano. She's a real musician and her lyrics are simply beautiful. It was my first ever concert and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Another treat, was the fact that my lovely friend Tanya was also attending this concert, of whom I had the privilege of meeting afterwards. Although it seems scary to say you've met someone from the internet, I think at times like this, I am grateful the internet exists. It's amazing to think that two people can be brought together by something as simple as a screen.

Today, we returned back home after a short detour into Manchester for lunch and a bit of shopping. I think I have said before, that I really do love traveling. I find it so freeing and liberating, probably because there is no routine that comes with it. There is no rigidity holding you back, as you are free to explore as you wish. 
I really am beginning to appreciate busy days more and more. It means I am actually living, rather than wasting precious time, and these two days were full of great food, music and company.

1 comment

hannah said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time :) I love Manchester, we usually end up there once a year or so for live music and turn it into a little weekend away. I only heard of Birdy because she covered a song by one of my most favourite bands - Skinny Love by Bon Iver. I saw them in Manchester last year when they announced their 'hiatus' (though that's probably it for them now, sob sob). xxx

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