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As the sun prepares for bed here in the South, today also marks my last post of “Sunday coming down” but not the end of my Sunday music posts. I’ve enjoyed paying tribute to great musicians who shared their art so gloriously for so many years.  I must also thank those who have shared my passion with me. In particular I’d like to thank Joan from JUST JOAN 42    Joan’s commentary has made these posts all the more special for me. If you haven’t read her comments every week, do yourself a favour and languish in her reviews as I have done.

There are many other musicians who I have already covered in other posts. I’ll be taking a break for the next two weeks and coming back with a new slot called “Soul-filled Sundays”. I’m hoping to extend my repertoire of music to include more of the songs and musicians that I love, most of them going back a few years and reminiscent of special moments in my life. Today’s final “Sunday coming down tribute” goes to the Great Smokey Robinson who is still rocking at 77 years of age. What a sexy voice – ooh the agony and ecstasy of swooning over a voice like that. Have yourselves a fine week ahead! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

Today’s Sunday coming down is a special tribute to the sizzling sounds of Keiko Matsui, a keyboardist who has been making great music for over 30 years. A special recognition goes to the late Carl Anderson whom she featured in songs like “Drop of Water” and “She prays to the wind”. Enjoy and have an awesome week ahead! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

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Such a story

Scintillating –

The intrigue, the suspense

Riveting words that spellbound

 

Then the climax

Bittersweet ending

Still savouring the words

Of that pivotal chapter

 

A book we can’t put down.

It’s time for that Sundowner here in the South and you are welcome to save listening for later if you’re in a different timezone. Whether you’re enjoying the early blossoms of Spring as we are or the first blushes of Autumn, I hope you’ll enjoy today’s tribute all the same. Apart from Whitney Houston, I’ve tried to pay tribute to musicians who are still alive and have contributed to the music industry for twenty years or more. Join me today in celebrating the smooth jazz of Boney James and I hope he’ll make your day as he did mine. Have a fantastic week ahead! 🎈 💫 ❤️ ❤️ ❤️ 💫 🎈

 

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On the 16th December last year, I did a post called “Tell me about Malta”. You  can find it here if you missed it: https://chevvy8.com/2016/12/19/tell-me-about-malta

I’m happy to say that while it was still a wish at the time to travel to Malta, the airline tickets are paid for, the accommodation is booked and we’ll be making that dream come true in December this year.

But the dream grew beyond Malta. I’ve never been to Italy and since we live in the Southern hemisphere, celebrating a Winter Christmas has its allure. Of course I’m well aware that we will not be caught in the bustle of tourists and with weather being as unpredictable as it is these days, we should be prepared for a very different picture to the one above and below:

The Basilica of San Marco, St. Mark's Square, Venice, Italy

It is more likely that we’ll see more pictures like these below:

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Venice in Winter 1

Venice in Winter 2

So today I am interested to hear from those who have visited Venice in Winter. Tell me about Winter in Venice. What can we expect? What are the best things to do in Winter and how should we best prepare for cold and rainy weather. We’ll be staying within walking distance of the city and close to St. Mark’s Basilica.

I look forward to your comments  about the “City of Water”, The City of Masks”, The City of Bridges, “The City of Canals” in the comments section and of course, you can look forward to a post on this trip when we get back!