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Trombone Humour…

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The next Chat Brass Concert…

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The RLPO 2014/2015 Concert Season Closes

The RLPO closed the 2014/2015 concert season yesterday evening with The Dream Of Gerontius by Elgar. The Royal Liverpool Choir, Orchestra, soloists and Chief Conductor Vasily Petrenko were treated to a standing ovation by the sell out audience.

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First Strawberry Of The Season…

Well, the arrival of the grass court tennis season has coincided with our first strawberry being nearly ready. This Summer looks like being a bumper strawberry crop too…

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I’ve been pickling again…

I really enjoy homemade pickles and I also get a lot of pleasure out of making them too. This afternoon I washed out five ‘pickling jars’ (mainly redundant pickled egg jars from my local pub!) and made two jars of … Continue reading

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More Musical Humour…

The Katzenklavier Here is the explanation from The Guardian… What is it? The Katzenklavier is, erm, a piano made out of cats. No, we’re not making this up. Who uses it? Despite the initial design having some vague specifications about … Continue reading

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Urban Farm – June 8th – 2015

Well, I have been away  from my garden for getting on for a week as I have been on tour with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to the Czech Republic. We had a great time there but some doubts had … Continue reading

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Musical Humour…

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RLPO – Czech Tour 2015 Day Five – The Return Journey

The weather on this trip has been absolutely fabulous. Once again, there was not a cloud in sight outside my hotel window. Well, it is time to go home after a really enjoyable tour. It is always good to get … Continue reading

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RLPO – Czech Republic 2015 Day Four – OSTRAVA – Janacek International Music Festival

Breakfast was early today, and very busy as the coaches to Prague railway station needed to leave at 8.15 am.  We took a last look at Prague as the RLPO coaches headed off. I can’t think of anything negative to … Continue reading

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