Marc Almond in Paradiso
This is where we were two years ago, wandering around the countryside just outside the charming town of Axum in northern Ethiopia, with views across the battlefields towards Eritrea in the distance.
Quite a difference to a grey and wet late October day in the office here in Holland. It was a bit lighter this morning when I left the housse to catch the train but now, with a few minutes to go stuill in the office, it is already starting to get dark. Cars pass by outside with their lights on and it will be pitch black by the time I get home.
We normally will not have the central heating switched on before November, but we are a few days early this year.
But that aside, we had a great weekend last weekend, the highlight being the Marc Almond concert in Paradiso, his first since he was here with Soft Cell, about five years ago.... and it is three years since his near-fatal motorbike accident. We went to the concert with a number of friends and met a number of other friends there at the concert, all bound by a liking for and respect for Marc Almond. Just like in London, it was funny to see people one had almost forgotten about, faces from concerts of many years back.