This weekend I finally got my Christmas present which saw me doing 2 of my very, very favourite things:

Number 1 – Hanging out with my wonderful family

Rebecca and Gillian Bruce Springsteen Wembley
Outside Wembley Stadium before Bruce Springsteen
Prentice and Gillian at Bruce Springsteen Wembley

Prentice, John, Rebecca and me.


 Number 2 – Going to see Bruce Springsteen in concert

Wembley Stadium Waiting For Bruce Springsteen

Waiting for ‘The Boss’ at Wembley Stadium – June 16th 2013


Bruce Springteen 3 Screens
Bruce Springsteen Wembley June 2013


I love, love, love these big events where everyone is there to share a good time. Add music and a performer who’s brilliant at connecting with his audience and you have a recipe for an amazing life affirming experience. Then throw in the family and . . . wow . . . I’m in pig heaven!

What a fabulous Christmas present with the added bonus of six months to savour the thought that it was ahead of me. It definitely did not disappoint.

And it didn’t end there . . . we got to hang out some more when Rebecca stayed overnight (a rare treat) and we went to meet John come in from the London to Brighton Bike Ride on Sunday morning.

John London to Brighton Bike Ride June 2013

Then some Father’s Day action with Rebecca’s husband, Greg, joining us for a lovely brunch that the kids had prepared.