Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Wednesday

Today saw a laughable situation.   Friend W has persuaded me to try and learn the ukulele so that I can join her ukulele orchestra.   I am giving it a go and we arranged a first lesson - I thought at her house and she thought here.   So for half an hour or so we sat at one another's houses waiting.   She rang me on my new smart phone, but it was my first call on it and I didn't recognise the ring - I thought it was a car alarm - also when it rang I was just crossing the Panda crossing and by the time I got back to my car it had stopped.  All was well that ended well and the first lesson taught me a couple of basic chords - I shall now practise in 10 minute stints.

After that we drove the short distance to Wensley village to have a delicious lunch in The Three Horseshoes pub.   Then it was back for me to have a manicure.   Little treats for myself are making me feel a bit more upbeat about myself in these first difficult days.

It is still very cold here although quite sunny.  It is certainly still winter woollies time.

26 comments:

justjill said...

Did you enjoy playing? What fun. I cannot bend without difficulty so might well find out how to have a pedicure. I have to say how impressed I am with your doings. I am at the age where more and more friends are coming to terms with grief - when I do my counselling I shall tell them of you.

Mac n' Janet said...

A ukulele group sounds like fun! It's good to treat yourself.
A friend and I had a similar experience when we were supposed to meet up to play tennis, but it all sorted in the end.

Jenny said...

I hope the uke practise isn't going to spoil the manicure.

angryparsnip said...

Trying to remember where I saw a UK Ukulele group playing but they were so wonderful !

cheers, parsnip

Heather said...

So pleased that your tasty lunch made up for the morning's confusion. It is good to have a new interest and something which requires concentration. I hope your lessons continue to give you pleasure.
I am doing less and less gardening these days and may well end up with nails good enough to warrant a manicure. As those stupid adverts say: 'We're worth it'!

Sue in Suffolk said...

Had to smile at you sitting in your house and your friend at her house.....waiting.
You have spurred me on to get "with it" and get a smart phone, which I'll be able to see without squinting at my little old, very old fashioned phone which isn't holding a charge for long.

Gail, northern California said...

Your daily blog is something I look forward to every morning now with my wakeup mug of strong coffee.

Keep writing, dear lady.

No pressure. ;-)

Rachel said...

I am glad you had a good day Weave. Enjoy the smart phone as well as everything else. Thank you for the birthday greetingsx

Bovey Belle said...

That made me smile Pat! I don't recognize my ring tone either as it's Tamzin's (my eldest daughter) old phone. At the Antiques Fair at the Botanic Gardens we did last year, there was a Ukelele band and they were taking volunteers to learn and after half an hour or so, it was surprising what the guinea pigs had picked up! Enjoy.

I don't think I have ever had a manicure. I have always had horsey and gardening hands, so probably could do with one!

Tom Stephenson said...

I SO want to see a video of you playing the ukulele, Weave! It's worth a chocolate rabbit...

Theresa Young said...

Glad you're trying something new, and you pampered yourself a bit. That always makes us feel better. I agree with Tome, you must make a video for all of us to enjoy!

Robin Mac said...

You have not lost your sense of humour Pat,today's blog really make me smile. I am glad you finally got together for your ukalele lesson. That sounds like fun. New phone rings can be so infuriating. I was sitting right beside my smart phone waiting for a call, but did not recognise the ring because Telstra had done an upgrade and changed the ringtone!

The Weaver of Grass said...

I will certainly try to post a photograph of me playing the uke when I improve a bit.
At present I can only play the C and F chords.

Iris said...

Oh, Weaver, that was funny! Modern technology, eh? I still can't picture the whole Ukulele thing. There is even a whole Ukulele orchestra?

Terra Hangen said...

Great idea to learn to play the ukelele, that is very popular here, and it is a social activity too when groups get together. My new thing is my dog which I adopted from the shelter, he takes me on 20 minute walks three times a day and he is a great love dog.

Wilma said...

That is very funny, Pat! What would we do without our phones?

krishna said...

That was a real funny situation..

Virginia said...

Isn't that the way! Especially with a new phone - I've done exactly that. You know you can change the ring tones - somewhere in "Settings" there will be something that is called Ring tones, and you can listen to each before you choose one. With my hopeless hearing I had to go through about a million before I heard one that was really clear and loud.

I'll bet you;ll have tender fingers after practising for a day or two - holding those strings down is tough on the fingertips.

Glad you're giving yourself treats, that's an excellent idea.

Rozzie said...

Now that post gave me a wee chuckle, Weave!
Sending warm {{{hugs}}} your way.

Cro Magnon said...

I first learnt to play 'Ain't she sweet' on the Ukelele, it took five minutes, and sounded very good. I never bothered after that.

Devon said...

That was very comical... so glad you are taking such good care of yourself and it sounds as if your friends are wonderful as well!

Librarian said...

Good to hear your days are filled with pleasant activities, some fun and some treats for yourself.

Alphie Soup said...

I cannot wait to hear more about the ukulele playing..
Alphie

Penny said...

Brilliant. So glad a bit of enjoyment is Coming back.

Elizabeth said...

Our grandson, Henry, aged seven, is enjoying his ukulele lessons!
Maybe he can join your band!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. It is jolly cold here today and I definitely need my winter woollies on.