Saturday, June 29, 2013

winter sun

Can't get enough of that winter sun. Sitting in it, drawing in it, digging in it, singing in it, standing in I painted and made stew and tried not to get too wild about having time off so that I relax and actually get a few things done and have a rest. My Dad and Stepmum are coming to stay. We haven't seen each other for three and a half years. I'm so lookin forward to it. I passed all my subjects, had a great recital and now inspired for the last semester. I want to eat pudding. Lots of it. And chicken soup. Our potatoes are delicious; sweet and tender. What are you doing to stay cosy in the cold?     

Friday, June 7, 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

honey cowl

well, now I fully comprehend the benefits of a swatch's a bit small - I used lighter ply than suggested, and smaller needles. took forever to knit! But it's it's warm. Another Griffin next for the wee lassie.!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

winding up

It occured to me last night at our end of semester concert that I don't talk much about Uni, nor do I post photos of that part of my life, of which it takes up a good portion. I'm one semester and two subjects shy of my degree and I have learned so much. So many songs, in so many languages, new rhythms, ragas, techniques, forms, traditions. And I've done that with wonderful people; some half my age. All delightful. We've learned so much from each other. Parenting and studying, especially something as potentially time consuming as music has been a huge challenge. I now and then imagine what I would have achieved had I done my Music degree 10 years ago - pre- mama days, and then sensibly I take stock of what I have achieved with limited time. I feel so fortunate that I get to make music every day and that I'm supported by my family. I've found my musical community and that make me very happy.

This weekend, Big Honey and I back to back at our computers. Stocked with all we need to survive end of semester reports, essays, chart writing, exam preparation. I'm 979 words into a 3000 word essay. I'd better get cracking. It's due tomorrow!May your gardens be shimmering with the drenching they have received. May you be warm and cosy and enjoying this Sunday.

Listening to Nitin Sawhney, Queen, Teresa Christina, Anouar Brahem.