Making music at an RSCM day for church band leaders. So glad I took the trombone along, as we spent most of the day writing and playing cool arrangements. There was also a euphonium player, so plenty of noise...
What's Made You Happy Today.... ?
Posted 07 June 2014 - 22:18
Posted 08 June 2014 - 08:23
Summer pruning in the orchard yesterday, my favourite of all outside jobs.
Hope you had a magical wedding, Appassionata x congratulations x
Posted 09 June 2014 - 13:49
An 89-year-old veteran who was told by his care home that he couldn't go off to the Normandy celebrations. So he snuck out and went anyway
Good for him!
Yes! Saw him on French Tv - quite a long spot too! Good for him!
I'm happy because I have just finished the visual aids for our concert, - a couple of large collage pictures and a model spider to illustrate some of the pieces from "My first Piano Adventure" my young beginners are playing. The children did quite a bit of the work but the sticking of the whole lot together fell to me. My study now looks as if a bomb has hit it but the job is done!
Posted 09 June 2014 - 17:29
Being chatted up on phone by nice little man at Thomson
He said I sounded far too young and lovely to be going on holiday on my own.
PS - Slime-Bucket lol lol. Customer Relations training obviously worked well there!
Posted 09 June 2014 - 18:33
No, it's a gps treasure hunt game.
Ah thanks for the explanation. Sounds fun.
Posted 09 June 2014 - 19:13
Locking myself away and doing an hour's work on my Grade 6. Can't believe it's come round so soon.
Posted 09 June 2014 - 21:04
Posted 09 June 2014 - 22:18
I didn't get a chance to post much at the weekend. On Friday, I tried a new sort-of community orchestrain Shrewsbury - a light music one. I played cello. Overall quite good, but it does feel a bit like a wind band with added stirngs. I'll see how it goes.... It is n fact a bit further from home than the Chester one...
Posted 10 June 2014 - 09:51
After two years of having to coax myself to practice every day, I have finally found that I am again enjoying the results of my efforts. It is again beginning to sound like music rather than notes, and I play for pleasure as well as to improve.
It was a long two years, and I'm delighted to be here again.
Posted 10 June 2014 - 10:19
Unfortunately, this story was grossly misreported. He wasn't banned from going. He leaves the care home every day. They had bought him a new jacket for the occasion, he just hadn't decided which commemoration he wanted to go to, and then was away overnight without warning them that he wouldn't be coming back that night.It is a care HOME, not a PRISON. But of course it was not the care home that made such a terrible decision. It was some person, or group of people. Who are they? Have they been reprimanded? Sent for retraining? Reminded what their real job is (i.e. CARE!). And shame on the press for calling it absconding. He was just using the freedom that is his RIGHT (and for which he fought!)
An 89-year-old veteran who was told by his care home that he couldn't go off to the Normandy celebrations.
Posted 10 June 2014 - 11:14
Yes, the initial reports were subsequently updated to the care home saying at no point had he be banned, and that he has full capability and is able to come and go as he pleases.
Who knows where the truth lies between these two extremes? Perhaps the care home said he couldn't go (in that he'd left it too late to arrange) and it was heard as 'forbidden' from going.
My great uncle in Australia is in a care home; he got very excited in January because his niece (my mother) was coming to visit. "She'll be here later!" he was telling the nurses; the nurses who were very surprised when my mother phoned up from England to wish him happy new year. She had said that she'd see him in the new year (i.e. her next planned visit would be early 2014) and he'd interpreted it that she would be there on new year's day!