Category Archives: Music

Almost for Flea


I riffled through these at the local Flea Market on Saturday. The stallholder said they were R5.00 each  (wow!)  but urged me to take the lot for R30.00 ($2.24 or £1.74 — for nothing!). Although I wouldn’t normally have been interested … Continue reading

Posted in Music, Personal Journal | Tagged , | 15 Comments

Major Scale in Sea


Was of fish all, sharking whales Noted when it came to scales, Now, all love a sardine so Comes no ray when note is Do; Piano sole-oh you might hake Better porpoise sound can make — At my plaice was … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Humour, Music, Really Awful Rhyme, Wordplay | Tagged , , , | 10 Comments

Maybe Late or Early


In May last year I sketched the outline of a melody as a piano piece, and promptly forgot about it.  However something has got me into music mode over the past couple of weeks, starting with rediscovering that wonderful Elgar … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal., Composition (classical), Music, music composition, Photography | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Schooldaze …


Eight-year-old granddaughter R, entering Grade 3 (which my generation knew as Standard 1) is already involved in a hectic schedule.  Off her own bat she auditioned for Junior Choir, and yesterday received a letter of congratulation stating that she has … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Art, Education, Grandchildren, Music, Swimming | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Air on G-string Knot Right


Oh, woe is me, Don’t get me started … Today my G String went and parted. What then hung out Was truly shocking It waved about Inviting mocking. ‘Twas all forlorn, And long and stringy; So badly worn, That sorry thingy! … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Colonialist, Humorous rhyme, Music, Really Awful Rhyme | Tagged , , , , | 20 Comments

Immy Magic


My blog was abandoned for the weekend, due to a rather frantic schedule (believe me, you don’t want to know). I see that the theme for the latest picture challenge is Magic, which, as a fantasy writer and Quest composer, is … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Children's Fiction, Colonialist, verse, writing, music composition, fantasy, Africa, journal., Fantasy, Music, Writing | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Morning Mood


The Weekly Photo Challenge is Morning and here are two of mine – the other day, and the top one taken this morning. Two of my favourite pieces of music relate to the morning – Grieg’s ‘Morning Mood’ from the Peer … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Beach, Music, Ocean, Photography, Weekly Photo Challenge | Tagged , , , | 14 Comments