Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Ruthie's 2nd birthday

Last week Ruthie was 2 and we celebrated with a party at the teamhouse. I don’t know who had more fun Ruthie and Emmy or the adults!! 

                 No more pictures please! Anyone would think it was my birthday or something!!

                                                           Let me concentrate!

                                                     Hooray, I'm finished!

                                                   You're never too young to serve.

                                                             What's in here?

                                                            Look what I got.

                                                             Big breath! Happy Birthday to me!

Back to school

October saw the start of our new school programme. This year I am teaching music at 2 orphanages, to 4 girls in the Girl’s Transition House Programme and changing nappies, feeding and cuddling babies at the baby hospital.

At the 2 orphanages, I have 7 general music classes, 18 instrumental pupils learning either, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet and percussion aswell as a band. Two of the girls at the transition house are learning the flute and two are learning the piano and they all want to sing, so we are going to be learning some Christmas songs to perform at various places over the Christmas period.

                                           "Follow the instrument"

                                          Recorder class

                                          Brother and sister who just arrived last week

                                         Which one will you choose?


3rd saxophone lesson

                                           Music and movement

                                            2nd flute lesson

                                            Which note is which?

                                               Learning a new song

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Scotland trip

I have just been home to Scotland for a 10 day visit. The aim of this trip was to spend time with my parents and to relax. I caught up with some of my friends but, unfortunately there was not enough time to see everyone I wanted to, so if I didn’t get to see this time, sorry! However, I did manage very noisy overnight stay in the centre of Glasgow, a visit to Loch Lomond and a day trip to the beautiful island of Arran. Good memories.

                                                          On the Island of Arran

Loch Lomond