Today we all went to church in Hope and stayed for a shared lunch. We then came back to Nelson to watch the Christmas Parade at 1pm. It was a beautiful hot day and the children loved the variety of floats.
Following the Parade, Bronwen and I went to the School of Music to witness the Nelson Male Voice Choir’s final concert for the year. An added highlight for us was that the concert featured a special guest playing a variety of classical music on the School of Music’s new Steinway Grand Piano. The guest artist was none other than my surgeon, Mr Adrian Secker. He was excellent. In all my dealings with him, the only time I have seen him looking nervous was the few minutes before he went on stage to play.
Such is the character of the man, that the moment he entered the auditorium, he noticed Bronwen and I and came over to enquire about the surgical procedures I had performed on me the week before last. (He had been overseas at the time so had delegated the colonoscopy and gastroscopy to a colleague). No wonder he is so popular as a man and as a surgeon. You could say, he’s a ‘cut’ above the rest. His piano playing, completely from memory, was also excellent.