A Successful Day!
The photo group was another success. The two new members fitted in well and both of them have a very good sense of humour so they added more than their presence to the group chat. I really enjoyed the session. The words for yesterday's meet in Trowbridge Park were floral, steps, inscription, looking down, curve, beginning with B, uniform, tiny, green, and texture. Here's my efforts ...
|floral - part of the display in the sensory garden|
|steps - leading to the sensory garden|
|inscription - commemorating a local event|
|looking down - the reflection of branches in a puddle|
|curve - a stack of chairs|
|beginning with B - a brick wall|
|uniform - the WWI soldier on the war memorial|
|tiny - tiny blades of grass next to my shoe (for contrasting size - I struggled with this one!)|
|green - the grass in the park|
|texture - close up of a tree trunk|
The piano lesson with the new teacher went really well. We chatted about what I want to achieve and have come up with a workable plan, i.e. following the grading syllabus by learning the scales and a selection of pieces for each grade but not actually taking the exams, and at the same time working on music I like that's at a similar standard. I think she's the teacher for me because when I said that I love musicals she pulled her favourite book out of her bag ... '100 songs from Musicals' ... she's a kindred spirit! This week's practice is 'Drink With Me' from Les Misérables and 'Sailing' by Gavin Sutherland (the Rod Stewart song). I have to take a selection of the grade music I have at home to the next lesson so she can pick a graded classical piece for me to start working on. It's going to be fun!
When I'd finished my lesson I bumped into one of the girls I used to teach at the youth band so, while she went off to her guitar lesson, I had a long chat with her mum who's the current chair of the band. I haven't seen her since I left the band so it was good to catch up.
Today is an 'at home' day although if I feel energetic enough I may go for a walk along the canal later in the day ... that depends on the weather though as we are promised rain again. Before that I am seeing Joy for a flying visit and then I have to do some washing ... I'm running out of things to wear! Now the social side of life is picking up I desperately need to buy some more clothes but am second guessing myself ... if I'm trying to lose weight, do I want to buy more clothes at my current size or do I wait until I've dropped to the next size down?