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  1. Kath Lockett

    Well done you for your solo. I thought the ‘after’ photo showed someone rather calm and lovely to be honest!

  2. Fi

    You’re welcome 🙂

    All I seem to do is make a spectacle of myself! And watch beautiful sunrises….


  3. Melanie @ Melanie Cooks

    I want that raisin toast for breakfast!

  4. Alayna @ Thyme Bombe

    Congrats on making it through your solo. I’m sure you were wonderous!

  5. Lisa

    wowza – congrats on the solo!!!!

  6. Lizzi



    So glad it went well, you beautiful little musical cherub!

  7. Catherine

    Oh, I recognise that Survived A Solo face!

  8. Kari @ bite-sized thoughts

    What a weekend! What a beautiful, magical, perfectly timed weekend. And congratulations again on your solo, because no congratulations can ever be enough 🙂 I am also amazed at how calm your post-solo face is, because when I have just done something anxiety provoking, I have a tendency to go bright red. My post-anxiety thoughts are remarkably similar to yours though, in speed and content 😛

    Also, I love fruit bread, so we have found a second point of divergence (although I’m going to give tahini a second try 🙂 ) – but I am very excited to now try it with Vegemite. That has never occurred to me and I think it may be good!

  9. Lisa @ Blithe Moments

    What a fantastic (and I agree with Kari) perfectly timed weekend. I must say that I do think the South Coast is a healing place. Every time I go there I come back feeling refreshed. Just a weekend does wonders and your weekend was wondrous.

  10. Lou

    Hey your ‘stunned’ photo is stunn-ing! You look beautiful 🙂 Me and Misty LOVE the vegemite on raisin bread combo… salty sweetie always a winner.

  11. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Very photogenic set Ms Spay Master! And I did as told and settled in with a biscuit and a cup of tea and was duly rewarded 😀

  12. Michelle

    We’ve never actually met but I’m Michelle, one of the new tenors from last semester. I haven’t met many people actually! I went away so missed the Moruya concert, but it looks like you had so much fun! I can’t wait to be more full-time in the choir (I was really asked to join at the wrong time of the year for me, but oh well!) and get back to practice this week now that I’m back in the country.

    Glad the newsletter told us to come visit your blog for the reports. It’s been great!

    P.S Congratulations on nailing your solo!

    P.P.S I use !! exclamation marks way to much.

  13. Chopinand @ ChopinandMysaucepan

    Congratulations and now we know you can sing too 🙂 Time to post some of your hits on youtube for all of us to enjoy:)

  14. ck

    Personally, I’m a fan of what the face of the lady behind you on the left does when she is both stunned and relieved that you survived your solo! Sounds like a wonderble weekend, thank you for sharing it with us Hannah 🙂

  15. whisperinggums

    The evening concert was indeed a wonderful thing … and not just because WayChoc sang her beautiful solo! The rest was pretty good too.

  16. Johanna GGG

    wow that is quite some weekend – vegemite on toast sounds bizarre – maybe though I might try a little promite with some raisin toast some day when they are both hanging out in the kitchen – I love the photo of you at the microphone – it just captures the moment so beautifully – would have loved to have been there!

  17. Helen (grabyourfork)

    Vegemite raisin toast?! Eep!

    /runs into kitchen to try it

  18. Errign

    I am not a raisin toast fan either, since raisins are just little bits of nastiness! Well done on your solo 🙂

  19. Three-Cookies

    That toast in the bin – chucked away because it was burnt or there was too much vegemite:) I wonder if vegemite mutes the burnt taste.

  20. Ashley

    Haha, the poor hotel guests! Hopefully it didn’t last too long! 🙂 Congrats on surviving your solo!! And although I do enjoy raisin toast, I still dont’t hink I could ever enjoy vegemite…

  21. Kate (What Kate is Cooking)

    God, Hannah, you are so cute!! I’m glad your solo went well 🙂

  22. Michelle

    It wasn’t so bad not being at moruya – I was in New York. Although not as warm as Moruya and also – no whales. Otherwise it could be the greatest place on earth.

    I look forward to meeting you properly tomorrow night. I might seem ballsy on my blog but I’m pretty shy in big groups.

    P.S. My pleasure. Hope I get to hear your solo sometime!

    P.P.S thank goodness! Some people get some cranky about too many !! exclamation marks!!!

  23. Iron Chef Shellie

    lol, shame shame smoke alarm girl!! I haven’t had raisin toast in a loooong time! But I will never put vegemite on it, only nutella 😀

  24. sophia

    Oh wow, Hannah. You look gorgeous and positively radiant on the stage. I wish there was a recording of your solo. I’d love to hear your voice!

  25. Mike

    Well folks, if you think Hannah ‘looks’ like an angel after finishing her solo, you should have heard her ‘sing’!

  26. Heidi - Apples Under My Bed

    Yay, Fi sounds great 🙂 I would love to see videos! Please, please, pretty please! I just googled Do Down Moses, wow, beautiful. Great work on your solo, lovely. Poor thing burning your toast so early on a Sunday. The burn kind of looks like vegemite though! I once combined vegemite and peanut butter on regular toast. Foolish child, it was definitely not fantasticamical.
    Heidi xo

  27. Fiona

    Well done my gorgeous girl xxxxxxx

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  29. Emma

    Yay, musically-based endeavors! I sometimes forget to breathe during concerts, but only because I’m so excited:)

    I’ve sat down with various posts of yours multiple times in the past couple days, but have been so busy with traveling home and sharing the computer and traveling and I AM SO TIRED that commenting had to wait until now.

    I think the building in that last pic looks a bit like a wee chicken, if you turn your head sideways. Actually, it looks like a monstrous (wee) chicken. A monstrous wee chicken that is about to attack, and ask to hear your rendition of Siyahamba/Ipharadis just one more time, pretty please. And to clap in tempo for it, because it’s chick-hands/claws/paws/things are stuck into the ground/basement.