This morning, we built a snowman.


Ok, it wasn’t a huge snowman. But size didn’t matter in this case, as in many others. What is important is that you do whatever you have to do. This morning, it was building a snowman.

We sat outside for a little bit, before going for the early morning therapy sessions.

It was magic. Really incredible. More snow than we had seen in some years, at the end of April. Magic.

This afternoon, a friend came to visit to plan the Hollywood to Napa cycle in the autumn. One aspect where we could do with some help is the ‘Hollywood Connection’. We are working on the wineries in Napa, but are having a bit of trouble getting the Hollywood celebrities (or at least one) to support our ‘cycle for life’. So, get your connections going and help us to make it big when we set off in Hollywood to cycle to Napa in the autumn!

Our friend in Madrid posted a link to yesterday’s blog showing Plácido Domingo singing the song “The Impossible Dream” form “The Man of La Mancha”. I’m sure you know the song but I wonder whether you ever listened closely to the lyrics. I knew the song but never really did listen much to the lyrics. This evening I did. And then I looked up the original with Peter O’Toole, Sophia Loren, and James Coco. You could say it’s a bit “schmalzig”, a bit of a tear jerker — but lines like these are brilliant, aren’t they?

To fight for the right
Without question or pause
To be willing to march into Hell
For a heavenly cause

This sounds more like an anthem then a song to me, one we could sing together on the Dreamboat, together with Don Quijote, Sancho Panza, and Dulcinea.

PS:There are other versions, for example by Frank Sinatra, Elvis, or Susan Boyle.