Category Archives: music

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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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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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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All Things Come to an End

I’ve been teaching guitar for more than 30 years. I teach at home, and was asked to teach at a local school in 2005. Pupil numbers do tend to cycle – when money is tight, people cut ‘luxuries’ like music … Continue reading

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Random Ramblings

Life continues somewhat complicated. Our Jack Russell, Sparky, has been diagnosed with the early stages of kidney disease. He’s getting on, as are we all. At least we can start with treatment that will hopefully ease things for him. He … Continue reading

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Happy 100th Birthday!

No, it’s not me. I found this by accident. The page is too big to get into one picture. Look at the date of the stamp. One of the shelves on my bookcase collapsed. I should have realised when the … Continue reading

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Left, write, left, write…

My writing is still going steadily. Despite Titch’s efforts to the contrary. 😀 Just putting one word after the other. Not that I don’t have bad days, and even on a good day I often end up with less words … Continue reading

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