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Cello is back

My cello has been restored and returned to me. He’s done a fantastic job: all cracks repaired, including some not included in the original quote; chipped bits at the edge smoothed off; the whole thing polished up. With the replaned fingerboard it’s much easier to play, and with the new …

My borrowed cello

Cello repair

Mum very kindly offered to pay for my cello to be serviced as a Christmas present. I’d been noticing a bit of buzzing for a while, and a fellow cellist in the orchestra had pointed out some problems with it that were making it more difficult to play. So my …

This is where my evenings go

I’ve managed to pick my cello up and do some regular practice for the first time in ages. I’ve joined the orchestra and we’re going to be performing Pictures at an Exhibition, Carnival of the Animals and the Sorceror’s Apprentice in November. Rehearsals are on Wednesdays. Meanwhile I’m still going …

Merry Christmas

We were phoned at about half past ten last night, just as we were about to go to bed. Our organist had taken ill, and would Robin step in? Robin chose to fill in for the morning rather than the midnight service, as that was the one we were planning …

She’s growing up!

Faith has now got over the illness she’s had over the past week that’s been making her feel a bit out of sorts. Now that she’s perkier again you can really see how much older she looks! It’s great fun watching her play at the moment, as she tries to …

New photos

Latest photos of Faith now available! I have taken next week off work and am going to try and set the house to rights. At the moment every room is messy and the dining room hasn’t been vacuumed in *cough*. Robin wants a new piano – he’s decided our existing …

Piano

Isn’t it gorgeous? I got out my cello last night for the first time in an age and we played two-thirds of a Haydn piano trio (there being no violinist). I’m well out of practice but it was really good to play again.

Piano soon

The new piano arrives a week today. The room is newly painted and carpeted and the new curtains are on order. There are piles of music books on the floor awaiting the erection of the tall bookcase to put them in. The old piano is sitting in the middle of …

YAY!!!!!

Piano purchased! Or at least, the purchasing process has begun with the sending of a deposit. We had to go to Leeds to find one, but it’s a Bechstein Model V, about a hundred years old, and it’s beautiful! It comes with a 1-year guarantee and a piano stool. We …

Next step toward a piano

So we went to the bank today and got an agreement to borrow some money to spend on a new piano! Yay! Now we just need to find one… In other news, I was going to work on my dissertation tonight but ended up helping Robin code a website for …