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Guitarist, Music teacher, Writer

Ndlovu Youth Choir are in the Finals!

Those who read my rather irregular ramblings might remember some posts about the Ndlovu Youth Choir. They went viral with a version of The Shape of You (Ed Sheeran) and did a fabulous version of our national anthem in the … Continue reading

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Day trip to Exeter Cathedral for a special Embroidery exhibition — Stitched up with Thread

With our little cottage is starting to feel more like home, we decided that the time had come to plan a day trip to get to see a little more of this part of England, especially with my course commencing … Continue reading

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Sing a Song

The cockatiel is much better, pretty much back to his old self. He whistles to go out, but the weather is getting cooler and I don’t want him to get sick again. He’s no youngster. I was hoping to get … Continue reading

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April 30, 1900 Two Minutes Late

Originally posted on Today in History:
Acts of heroism have a way of popping up, in the most unexpected places. Ordinary people rising to the occasion, in anything but ordinary circumstances. Just recently, two teenage boys chased down a kidnapper…

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Feeling Chirpy

The cockatiel has been on antibiotics for eight days and doesn’t look quite so much like a reject feather duster. I wanted to get a video of his showstopper version of Jan Pierewiet, and discovered he is shy. Bring up … Continue reading

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Originally posted on My OBT:
Steeven Salvat Today, I’m thrilled to bring you the shockingly good art by Steeven Salvat (sometimes in collaboration with fellow artist Théo Jan). His classical-looking drawings of antique objects look like antiques themselves, but the…

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A Cantankerous Cockatiel

The other day I went to take the cockatiel’s cage down to feed him and he had a go at biting my thumb. Now that’s not like him at all. He’s not used to being handled, but we have evolved … Continue reading

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