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Restoring my faith in humanity

Today has been a day of contrasts. I went down to Bosham this morning for a stroll in the sunshine before a concert I was due to perform in at the village church this afternoon. When I returned to my car (which I??ve had for precisely four months) before the concert I discovered that someone had driven into it, damaging two of the doors, and had left the car park without leaving their contact details. Needless to say I was furiously angry at this turn of events. However, one kind soul had evidently seen the accident and left a note under my windscreen wiper containing the registration number of the car in question, the time of the accident and their phone number. Once I got home I called the police and my insurers to report the damage. Thankfully the other driver is insured so I should be able to claim the cost of repairing the damage from their insurers. The upside of all this is that I was so furious at the situation that I put all my pent up frustration into my playing and the Vivaldi Concerto (in which I was one of four soloists) went better than I??ve ever played it before! As I left the church after the concert I found Jack, a well known local cat, sitting out on the pavement watching the world go by. He??s a lovely old fellow and happily accepted a good fuss from me in return for having his photo taken - a lovely end to an otherwise mixed day.

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    • # Ann Garratty

      Oh No! How annoying, than goodness for the observant passerby... lucky Jack was there to help make you feel better... and I am sure Vivaldi was applauding in his grave!

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    • # Josy

      There's nothing like an on all fours friend for become reconciled with the world. Furthermore he knows how to pose majestically :))

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    • # Marsha

      I'm glad someone was there to witness it....and that they helped you out! Bad luck with the car, but at least you got a great concert performance out of it. Great cat shots, Helen!

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    • # Brenda Nelson

      It looks as if I could touch his whiskers in the first shot - so three-dimensional! And I prefer the single-eye photo to the full-face "CAT-ture"!

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    • # Justmeg

      I agree...such a lovely view to end the day...and I love that you were able to use that pent up frustration for something good :))) beautiful shots!

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