I know I've been very quiet last year (and this year so far) and have neglected my DW (and my LJ). I've been playing on Instagram and twitter, but that's about it. Fandom wise I've done a little writing in 2019, but since most of those who follow me here are into kidfic I didn't announce it here (that's not meant as a whining, just a simply fact and it's totally okay and it's all good).
Life's been hectic and roller coaster-ing around here with aging parents and parents in law needing a lot of help and assistance now between hospital stays - which is fine, it just keeps me stuck in rl a lot more than it used to in previous years. At the beginning of this year my friend had to put her beloved horse down and it's been a sad sad journey for the both of us since I was with her all the way and my heart broke a little along with hers as I loved her baby too.
But that's the circle of life and things as sad and exhausting things have been on the one side, the more bright and rewarding is the other side of my life's balance.
My daughter Sarah has finished her job-in-trainee with excellent grades in January and is now a full paid employee which enables her to rent her own apartment together with her long time bf who is just now finishing his bachelor as well. So, my baby is going to leave the nest soon - a mixed blessing for us as parents for sure. We are super happy for her and at the same time this new stage of life will be strange and needs getting used to on our part.
In other (good) news my kid has been singing in a band for five years now and after years of hard work and many many on stage performances that were a steep learning curve plus coaching and practicing several times a week they have finally released her first EP (Extended play) last Friday. There was a release party, a concert, in a small club here in town and it was received quite nicely. This project has been in the work for several months with weeks of studio work and I am so proud I could burst with pride because those kids have worked so hard to reach this goal and now it's finally here.
I am trying my best to share what they have done online even though my reach via social media is not large since I don't have big accounts anywhere, but I'm trying as best as I could.
So here is my daughter's band Mountain Bricks! You can find them on FB here. I don't know if there is an translate option from German to English there since I'm not on FB.
But mainly I would love you to go and listen to their EP which you can do on Spotify here:
And you can get a download on Amazon .... Okay the amazon link won't work, but if you go to your Amazon and search for Mountain Bricks you'll be led to the album "Compass" and can listen to it and/or download it from there for a small amount of money.
It's called Compass and contains six songs, all composed by the band itself. The beautiful artwork for the cover was created by Franzi, a friend and co-worker of Sarah's. If you'd like to support the Mountain Bricks, please share the links far and wide and give those kids some loving by leaving feedback. If anyone would love to have a real CD I can provied you - it will cost 8 Euro plus shipping and support a young ambitious band to continue on their journey of creativity and music.
This would be all. Thank you for reading. I hope you're all well and I will try to stop by here to post more often in the future.
Hugs and Love,