Have made contact with a lady in New Zealand who is actually my SEVENTH cousin ( we are both directly descended from same Gt x6 grandfather born 1722). There is only a few months in our ages.
What's Made You Happy Today.... ?
Posted 12 November 2017 - 19:14
My granddaughter just found out that she has a poem published in a collection.
Posted 14 November 2017 - 09:17
I was never mad keen on that song before - I'm more of a proper-carol type - but it's such a lovely arrangement I really like it now.
And it was very restful to play it yesterday after a manic weekend, even though I usually resist any sort of Christmas music before 1st December. I usually combine the first carols with the first batch of mince pies!
Congrats to your granddaughter, sbhoa, you must all be so thrilled for her.
Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:26
All the very kind comments and words of encouragement from Forumites following my disastrous exam. Thank you all.
Posted 14 November 2017 - 13:35
Music For Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall!
Massively busy week for our absolutely superb Music Service with groups appearing on all 3 nights - not only that rehearsals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for some players, one of the main senior concerts on Sunday Night and then more concerts this weekend. Many of the players are doing 3 or four (days) nights in a row - and some of the really lucky ones have the reward of going straight into mock exams when they get back.......but what an experience they'll be having.
Posted 15 November 2017 - 21:11
Yesterday - attending a lunchtime college concert where a young student of mine was invited to play along with the 1st years, as part of a junior music award she's been given.
Posted Yesterday, 16:51
Playing piano in a student concert this morning and my hands not shaking!
Then helping a fellow adult student to play her piece during the coffee break when she thought no-one was listening (but she still got a round of applause) as she says she won't even practise at home when her husband can hear.
Posted Today, 00:12
One of my 10 year-olds telling me she thought I was 37.
Oh - and being given a spontaneous hug by a rather lovely 25 year-old (which made me feel even younger than 37).