I may be a little in a state of disbelief.
I have read all those bucket list type things and have always known seeing Robbie Williams live in concert would be on mine if I ever get round to writing it.
Suddenly I have two tickets to see him live at Wembley this Friday.
At which point, the usual Kate goes into a vague meltdown. What do I wear? How do I get there? Where will I stay? Will I have a seat for my old bones? Will I have to dance or shuffle a bit? Oh Lordy!
To put this in context, I have never attended a concert of the pop or rock variety ever. Yes I have gone to demure classical concerts in small venues (very occasionally and usually dragged along kicking and screaming a bit) and I enjoy theatre and musicals in particular. These are known quantities, nothing much to stress about.
I am hardly the most fashionable woman on the planet and as for dancing, I have always found that sort of physical movement in front of people highly embarrassing. I don’t know why. Would it be worse to stand still if everyone else is having a merry jig?
There is another voice that says that I did all this sort of stressing before going to America in February. I lived to tell the tale and enjoyed it very much (well apart form that incident with Harry Potter but we won’t go there!)
I had a problem too in knowing who to take with me to the concert. My husband cannot go with me as we need someone to look after the children and have no babysitters to hand.
I emailed a couple of people but neither could make that date although both said they would have if they could and I am learning to trust that rather than saying they were just making excuses. You see, belatedly, I am almost getting mature.
I told my son my dilemma. “Take me” he says.
So on Friday, myself and my eldest son will be strutting our stuff such as it is at Wembley.
My husband and I had “Angels” as our wedding song as it was high in the charts when we got together and we both like it.
Something tells me another angel played his part in sending yet another of my “I would love to ..” things my way.
Thanks Dad. We miss you but as in life, you are still making things so much better.