Life is weird. There are just so many stories about the best laid plans that fail and the complete accidents/coincidences that work out.
Today may end up being just one of those. Although Margaret's birthday was weeks ago, the nursing home holds a monthly birthday celebration. November birthday boys and girls were the honoured guests at today's party.
We were at Margaret's table. Normally the Friday happy hour has a singer but today the entertainer didn't turn up. Some of the residents were a bit disappointed. "Can anyone sing?" one of the staff joked.
"Oliver can," I said "volunteering" him.
And so sing he did without a backing track.
He was great. I was proud. One dear old man called a staff member over when he'd finished and said "more singer...."
A female resident requested something from Les Mis next time. So there it is. They said he could come bak any time.
It could be the start of a beautiful friendship.