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Missing Freddie

September 17th, 2010 · 3 Comments · bathtime, hayley, laughter, music, oliver, play, reflections

This evening as Oliver sat in the bath he asked me to “play that song, the one on the computer, you sing it”. Puzzled I tried to get him to tell me more. “You know”, he said, before singing ” ‘to Hayley Anne my beautiful wife’ “. To my surprise he meant the song I […]

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In Through The Out Door?

March 24th, 2010 · 2 Comments · alcohol, art, music, reflections, spirituality

It’s amazing how much good stuff you get to hear if you listen to the radio in the shower. Last weekend it was former punk rocker Hugh Cornwell, once of The Stranglers, who was expounding the virtues of his modern art collection. It was bad enough when Johnny Rotten started advertising butter, but walking through […]

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A day in pictures (some moving)

May 9th, 2009 · 1 Comment · bike, lucy, milk, music, oliver

When I first heard Lucy shouting for one of us to get up at around 6.24 this morning I can’t say I knew with certainty that I would have a great day. But I needn’t have worried. By 7.28am both kids were up, dressed and looked like this. How could I not feel happy! We […]

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Sing me to sleep

May 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments · lucy, music, oliver, sleep

When Hayley was first pregnant with Oliver I wrote a lullaby in anticipation of his/her arrival. We didn’t know whether we would have a boy or a girl, so I wrote two versions with just the name changed along with a few other words (making it more suitable for a boy or girl). I had […]

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Mis-spent youth? Hell no!

April 23rd, 2009 · 2 Comments · music, oliver

There are times I worry my son wants to watch too much YouTube.And there are times I worry my friend Scott will make good with his promise (i.e. threat) to buy Oliver a drum kit. It seems I was wrong to worry on both counts. Take a look at this three and half year old […]

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DJ Lucy

March 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment · lucy, music

I have taken this photo in the full expectation that when Lucy does her first set as a cool and happening DJ she will use this picture on the flyers. (Will there still be flyers by then? I bet there will!)

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Help!

March 17th, 2009 · No Comments · music, wedding

“Help! I need somebody.Help! Not just anybody.”The Beatles Help. I need some, desperately. We want a band for the wedding reception in the evening. We thought we had one but then their agent told us that it turned out the guitarist is Best Man at a wedding that day. We’ve searched the web and asked […]

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BBC NEWS | England | Dancing steps up pupils’ fitness

February 24th, 2009 · No Comments · bbc, dancing, music, news

BBC NEWS | England | Dancing steps up pupils' fitness Although I normally roll my eyes at the endless stream of reality TV shows, including Strictly Come Dancing, I have to admit that if they make dancing acceptable enough to be learned at school then some good has come from them. Not only is it […]

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Folk Train (February 2009)

February 14th, 2009 · No Comments · lucy, music, oliver

Last September we took a ride on the Folk Train and very successful it was too. So today we decided to do it again. The weather was cold but the train would be warm and so would the pub. All we had to do was brave the bits in between. We got to the train […]

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OST

February 8th, 2009 · 6 Comments · music, oliver

When Oliver was born a friend and fellow musician commented that his initials, OST, are used to denote “original sound track”, something that had never occurred to us before naming him. But given my love of music-making I kind of like it. For a long time now Oliver has been requesting his choice of music […]

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