Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Things I've Found In Pockets: Max's Coat

Half a Mozzarella Panini wrapped in a napkin. It's been there since we went to the theatre last week.... eew!

Chestnuts. They've been there since September. Max says they have to stay.


Lego head. Ominous?

Wheel of car.

Assorted Christmas Cracker items.

A guitar pick made out of a credit card cut into pieces.

What's going on in your pockets, internetties? I love the seasonal pocket changes here, in Trinidad it was same old, same old through the year. And there were fewer pockets. In England we have coat pockets, which don't get checked as often and thus, more things accumulate.

We are home, and happy to be here. It rained and hailed all night, and we left the heating on right through: A first. The boys are playing guitars, one a new Christmas present. Chas' OWN, which he can tote around in a backpack-type bag and we won't be panicking about the valuableness of the instrument. It's a lovely Yamaha C40 Spanish-sounding sprucetop. Sam's guitar is a steel-string, which suits his technical pedanticity. They swap all the time, though.

The boys have the same genetic makeup and were trained the same by Sean and I, but their styles are completely different, which just goes to show something or other. Sam said he'd like to do guitar at school, and went off to do their test to find out if he was "Beginner", "Intermediate" or "Advanced". They called us and said that he's too advanced for their advanced class, but they would be happy to come and give him private one-on-one lessons at home for just  £12.60 PER TWENTY-MINUTE CLASS! I said no way. I must be in the wrong business. We now officially have an uncountable number of guitars. They are spread around, in houses and recording studios everywhere.

It's lovely to wake first thing in the morning and hear a guitar. I love the love of playing that we've given the boys, and I'm always surprised to hear parents say "I can't get them to practice", because here it's the opposite: "Would you stop that guitar practice and go outside and PLAY!?"

Sean is coveting the CG131S. Because we really need more guitars!


Anonymous said...

Eww! Mozzarella panini! At least it wasn't meat.

My most recent interesting find was a quarter of a broken plate in the washing machine.

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

How cool that they play--really PLAY! I've found nothing interesting lately...but I have a mountain of laundry awaiting!

Nan Sheppard said...

Their playing is such a source of joy to me!

Nan Sheppard said...

Elizabeth, HOW did that happen??