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Had a minor success this afternoon. Taking a break from endlessly winding up labels I went down to town and thought I would look in at the church. It is usually shut on a Wednesday but today the door was open but inside there was a woman perched on some scaffolding and doing intricate things to a monument affixed to the wall. (There must be a technical term for such wall mounted monuments to the long deceased and their relatives - Withy will probably know - but I am afraid I don't, so answers please on a postcard). Anyway there she was twelve feet up in the air.

I asked if she minded if I had a tinkle on the piano and she said she would welcome that. I stressed I was but a beginner. But having as it were committed myself and moved into the church I saw that there was another woman on an identical piece of scaffolding operating on a monument very close to the piano. She had been hidden by a pillar before. So now there was no avoiding an audience of at least two. One of whom was perilously close (and might even be a pianist).

It was also hot - anyway I was starting to sweat and my fingers would not move easily on the keys. (The ivory keys on my iBach are much to be preferred in this regard to the plastic keys of the church Yamaha). I started to play, a bit of improvisation and then the Bach Prelude in C complete with my own arrangement and managed it with only a single wrong note and a good rhythm which I was pretty impressed with, though I say it myself. But I thought I had better not push my luck and left soon after when to my amazement the women expressed regret and asked me to go on - but by them I had already reached the door and couldn't go back. Amazingly, too, they seemed sincere. So I felt quite pleased with myself. (Apologies for blowing my own trumpet but - Wha-hoo!

Off now to view the programme on the lifeboats which is on at eight.
Take care all.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 23rd Aug 2017 - 08:03PM   Posted by Fennie   Musical Lark Comments: 5

Withy Brook's Avatar Congratulations!
I hope you enjoyed the Lifeboat programme as much as I did. Now watching a lovely programme about the South Downs.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 23rd Aug 2017 at 09:23PM

Camilla's Avatar Well I think you deserve to blow your own trumpet Fennie, and congratulations too to you with your Bach music on the piano in the church. I am sure you are most excellent Fennie and much too modest too to boot.

Did not see the Life Boat Programme or the South Downs as Withy has I fell off to sleep for a long nap earlier.

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Aug 2017 at 11:11PM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Rooty toot toot rooty toot!.
A well deserved trumpet fanfare for your public performance Fennie. Very Happy
I didn't see the Lifeboat programme last night it clashed with harp practice I'll catch up with it some other time.

I then successfully burnt the skin off my ring finger with boiling water whilst making some cocoa so just as well I had done my harp practice first although it has now scuppered my plans to felt some more flower corsages for the next few days. Neutral

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Aug 2017 at 09:45AM

Fennie's Avatar Ouch Painful! FN. Hope it heals soon.

I have the greatest admiration for the lifeboat men - and women. I would be scared stiff even to be in the boat in those conditions. They are real heroes. And all very modest. Just hope I never need their services. Very Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 24th Aug 2017 at 10:25AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Once you learn to have faith in the abilities of the boat you're on it's not so bad, especially the bigger boats that are all self righting. Our D-class RIB was a bit hairy sometimes and took a lot more effort to right if you were unfortunate enough to flip it.

That didn't stop one of our (ex) divisional inspectors doing just that by insisting on taking the helm at the launch of a brand new RIB instead of letting the Helmsman drive his own boat.
He got a bit carried away at full throttle headlong into the surf and promptly flipped the boat just 20 meters from the shore.
LaughingRolling EyesLaughing ...right in front of the huge crowd gathered to see the launch of the new lifeboat.

Just be careful the next time you're walking along the cliff in a storm Fennie!

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 24th Aug 2017 at 01:42PM

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