April 20th, 2009

James with Halo!

366 MEME - Day 66 - Cornwall



As I drive around the roads here I see similar views all the time ... gorse, trees at 90' to their trunk and Cornish hedges.  This picture was taken this morning on my way back from DJ's ... and is very typical of what we have here.

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By the way, a Cornish hedge is a 3 - 4 feet high wall with a small hedge planted in the top, as seen here!

DJ - plaited!

Warm Today!

Poor DJ is still hanging onto about 1/2 his winter coat, although he is doing his best to leave his hair all over me!!

Anyway, after a long groom and then being plaited we went out with Toni, Junior and Smudge .... and had a nice long ride.  It was lovely, the sun was shining and there was very little traffic, so Toni and I could have a chat.  However, as Toni was riding Junior, and we were out for about 90 minutes, it was a very hot, damp pony that I returned with!

It took some time to let him settle, and cool enough for a short feed,a nd then back to his field .... for a good roll, before having the hay that we had brought out. 

Conrad is now in a different field,a s Toni is starting to get him less dependant on company, ready for her to decide when she will sell him, or what she will do for his future.
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Clarinet.

I Am Slightly Shattered!!!!

As you already know I play clarinet in a classical orchestra - you read my comments about the concert in March 2010.

Well, in September 2009 we have a large concert and had the last of our music tonight.  All our concerts have a concerto with a soloist - and the one in September is no different.  Alioce is a lovely girl in her final year of her degree ... and the piece she is playing for the concert is the piece she is doing for her virtuoso performance in her finals.

As with most soloists, they only come to the last couple of rehearsals, and Alice is no different ... tonight we all sight-read the piece of music, as one of our pieces we played ... Webers Clarinet concerto II  ....

Yes, I had to sight-read a virtuoso piece!!!!

I suppose the onlyadvantage is that no one expected a te-perfect performance!  By next week, I will have to be a bit more proficient.

btw =- the conductor had asked the 2nd to get me a copy, and she "forgot" ... so I am really pleased that I stood up for myself against her for the Peter and The Wolf ... Maybe that's why she forgot.  However, I think it went OK (considering), so she is the loser, overall!!!