The beginning of the week was spent rehearsing and performing with my local youth orchestra. It’s always a mixture of enjoyable and frustrating. The whole orchestra could be so good if everyone turned up to all the rehearsals. I can see the conductor getting frustrated having to repeat himself constantly and the people who do… Read More What I did this week, Y1W51: Christmas!!
I made my annual wreath on Monday. At least it was annual before last year… and only from about 2014… Anyway, I made a wreath. It’s pretty easy in this house to make a wreath as the hedge in front of us is holly and the trees around the side of out garden are yew.… Read More What I did this week, Y1W50: Making a wreath
I think I’ve failed slightly at taking photos this week. I went to loads of cool places and didn’t take any photos because I was a) far too busy catching up with friends or b) nervous about auditions so not thinking about taking photos. I did take this one of dahlias in our garden which is… Read More What I did this week, Y1W39: Museum of Childhood
I did write this post on Monday but the internet wasn’t working so I couldn’t upload photos and then I just forgot about it until today so here we are. I had an important audition on Tuesday so I can’t really remember the first couple of days this week. I think the actual audition went… Read More What I did this week, Y1W37: Solitary tree climbing
Monday was my brother’s first day of school. Having your first day of school at sixteen is definitely going to be very different to having your first day when you are four. I think he enjoyed it but trying to get my brother to tell you anything is a bit like trying to get our internet… Read More What I did this week, Y1W36: Edible or not?
I feel like we’re further through the year than 34 weeks but I might be wrong. I guess I’ll find out when I get to the end of the year. Yes, I know I could work it out if I wanted to but I’d prefer the surprise. On Monday I had my first clarinet lesson… Read More What I did this week, Y1W34: Not much happened
Rehearsing and performing incredible music with some of my best friends is a stunning location with (mostly) gorgeous weather; my orchestra’s recent tour to Switzerland was one of the best trips of my life. The coach journey there was very long. The ferry we were meant to catch left Dover while we were still at… Read More What I did this week, Y1W29&30: On tour in Switzerland
I rehearsed for my local orchestra nearly every day this week. The program was pretty tough so the practice was definitely required. Due to so many people not turning up until the concert day itself I think the concert could definitely have gone better but is was a great effort. I played principle clarinet in Shostakovich 5… Read More What I did this week, Y1W28: First night of the Proms
I was very sunny at the beginning of this week – cue ice cream making and fruit picking. Actually we only picked raspberries as there’s a place you can do it right beside my sisters art class. They weren’t terribly sweet but they’ll be great for having in the freezer over the winter. I completely… Read More What I did this week, Y1W27: Summer days
So I am two weeks and three days behind with these posts so I’m just going to squash three weeks into one post. Week 13 I was at an orchestra course in Oxfordshire. The music, people, concerts, pretty much everything about it was amazing. I don’t have too many photos but here is a very… Read More What I did this week, Y1W13,14&15: Catching up