Friday, 10 April 2015


The McBaby and I had a fabulous morning at Hungerford library as part of Libraryfest where a percussionist and a violin player taught us how to play the spoons professionally!

Although the McBaby didn't want to take part initially, I forced him to, as I'd already subjected the library to a bit of to and fro as a painter we'd been waiting in for since Christmas chose the same day and time to do some work on our house. He was very nice about coming a little bit later ( I may not have been very precise with the reason why), and so the McBaby and I appeared, complete with a handbag of spoons. This was not planned - it just happened that I had some of the contents of the drawer with me.

The workshop was hilarious although there was some trepidation from the other members about the McBaby's photography skills. Fortunately, he's only small and so tends not to snap people's faces and we also ran out of battery 30 seconds into the class.

The course leader had brought four bags of spoons with her, varying from traditional dessert spoons, to wooden spoons and pre-attached spoons purely dedicated to music. The class was great and the rhythm and technique were perfect for helping with creativity and co-ordination.

Sadly we had to leave early, but it was a great success as the spoons we took with us have not yet been returned to the cutlery drawer....

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