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Life of a London Cellist

Music is not a profession, but a way of life.

Sao Paulo Festival, Portugal

Cello Uncensored Posted on 01 Feb, 2015 01:47

On a happier note, I am launching my second international music festival this year. Sao Paulo Festival will be held in a gorgeous 4* hotel outside Lisbon, on March 26-30. It is an invitations only event, and we are almost booked up! We are expecting 70-80 guests from all over Europe to attend, plus local media and TV crew.

I must admit that the second festival is much less stressful than the first as I have learnt a lot from it and know how to prioritise my tasks. The venue is absolutely breath-taking, it even has its own 12th century chapel where all the concerts and dancing will be held. Yep, all our guests are requested to bring a pair of dancing shoes. There is also a stunning garden with lovely fountains where we will have one of our dinner receptions. All of our rooms have amazing views over the valley. Oh, did I mention that we also have two swimming pools, restaurants and a bar?

Now, if only I could secure a sponsorship from Gucci as I have my eyes on a STUNNING gown…!

Time Never Stops

London Life Posted on 01 Feb, 2015 01:33

Already the first of February in 2015, Christmas 2014 feels just like yesterday. Golden soil and wealth for toil, our home girt by sea, Australia I miss you from the bottom of my heart.

Winter in London can be extremely harsh. There can never be impromptu visits to the beach at 10pm, nor waking up with the sun in your face. For the first time in a very long time, I feel very home-sick. Winter blues, when will they end?

Lots of travelling plans this month will keep me occupied, and yes, there is something very charming (and European) about sitting in front of a fire place. But every part of me is aching for a little bit of sunshine and the feeling of sea water in my hair… Must I wait for another 4 months for summer to arrive in Europe?