In my cupboard is a basket, and inside that basket are dozens of mini- cassettes. They are camcorder cassettes, full of happy memories of special family moments. I’m not sure exactly what's on each cassette. Birthdays, Christmases, first steps… stuff like that. I’ve never actually watched any of my videos. They need uploading to my computer and burning to DVD and somehow I’ve never got around to doing that. But I have decided it’s time to get my videos into some kind of order. I want to watch them!
Yesterday I chose a random cassette from the pile and uploaded it. Then I watched the video and I got a lovely surprise. Felicity phoned home this afternoon and I told her all about it.
“Guess what I found on one of my camcorder cassettes? Do you remember singing The Leaving of Liverpool with Callum, Imogen and Charlotte at a homeschooling camp years ago?”
Felicity did remember.
“I’ll upload the video to Youtube and put it on our blog,” I said. “Then you can see it.”
So that’s what I’m doing. Perhaps you’d like to see it too. Be warned though, the quality of filming is terrible. There’s lots of jerky zooming in and out. You might feel sea-sick by the time the video comes to an end. Somebody did an awful job with the camera. (me!) But the singing is good.
I filmed that performance in April 2005. All the children have changed so much since then. Callum was just a young boy. I bet he sang alto in those days, certainly not bass like he does now. Imogen had glasses. Charlotte looked so very cute. She must have been about 7 or 8 years old. Felicity had light brown hair! Listening to the song, I remember how Felicity and Imogen especially, liked singing together.
Have I tempted you to take a look? I hope so. Enjoy!