Posted: 01/01/2016 at 19:50
Turn my back for two minutes and all h@@@ breaks out, what happened?
Liriodendron you certainly rattled the old memory box with the story of your 2 year old granddaughter being transfixed. I was 9 and had a piano for a year or more doing very well picking up Certificates as the Vilja Miss Cook drove me on with her lessons and believe me she was the witch of the woods. Dad who could play but would not brought pieces for me to learn, Alice Blue Gown half a crown when you can play it? a fortune to me at the time. He brought this book in Tales from the Vienna Woods, five bob when you get it right. One month later with bruised and bleeding knuckles from Miss Cooks foot long pencil I collected the five bob plus the certificate Miss Cook had told me I would fail. That music took me over I loved every note and can still play it to this day without putting the music up and of course Alice Blue Gown. I could listen to Strauss, Lehar and any Light Opera or Waltz music it is in the blood. In my day at dance school the first dance you were taught was the waltz which is why I get all steamed up when they mess it about on Strictly, well that is my excuse.