Category music

Janathon ’20 day 5: walk and run, with a bit of flute thrown in for “X effect”!

Today we went up to near Cambridge to visit my parents-in-law. My MIL has been rather unwell, but thankfully is making an astonishing recovery after a rather up-and-down period over Christmas. When we said we were heading up, the instruction was received to bring my flute, and who am I to argue! As if any […]

Juneathon ’18 day 16 – mixed bag

Well, the exercise bit went alright, which is something. A quick weights session in the morning, ran down to the Old Town for some coffee and then took our 10yo out for a little bike ride. Nothing earth-shattering, but just about hit the spot. The picture is of the weights breakdown. Unfortunately the rest of […]

Juneathon ’18 day 7 – easy run

Thursdays are always busy – I play the flute, and orchestra rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. Our youngest also has Brownies, and Ellie is teaching yoga. That’s enough to keep anyone busy. It’s also been extra-full-on due to having to try to sort out some woes with the PPLPRS organisation (but that’s another story). Anyway, […]

PPLPRS, a rant: fine concept, useless execution.

I’m very happy with the idea that people need to pay for a licence to use music commercially; it adds to a business, and the musicians creating it deserve to get a payback for it. Mrs H uses music to create a beautiful ambience in her yoga classes, for instance, and rightly pays for that […]

Janathon ’16 day 7: “rest day”

Thursday was not going to be a rest day; I took my kit to work ready for Metafit at lunch, and was planning to go for it. However, two problems came up: work was very busy indeed after Wednesday’s yoga, with some goddess poses in particular, my inner thighs have been ON FIRE ALL DAY! […]

Janathon day 28: saved by Wild Training

My plans are rather falling apart here as we near the end of Janathon, so thank goodness that Wild Training was scheduled in! A freezing cold one, it was, but enjoyable (even if I couldn’t feel my toes by the end). Music and exercise are coming together: there are now two other members of my […]

Janathon day 24: concert

Today has basically been a music day. OK, this morning was spent briefly helping out Mrs H plan a yoga event by checking out some possible local venues, but once lunch was done, it has been rehearsals and concerts all the way. The concert was with the orchestra I play in, the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra. […]

Janathon day 18: it took a computer to recognise my dilemma!

Or, more accurately, it took Google Play Music All Access, which I find myself listening to more and more these days. It has been day 2 of our penultimate “yoga weekend”, with Mrs H out since late morning on her course, and a rather full day for me and the kids in her absence. This […]

Janathon day 15: emergency press-ups and a plank

Given last night’s horribly short sleep, today has actually been alright, albeit a bit busy. I basically haven’t stopped between 6:50 when I got up and now, so wasn’t able to fit much in. On the plus side, orchestra was fun this evening. We have a concert next weekend with the Misbourne Symphony Orchestra in […]

Janathon day 23: Tabata (again, again)

Today resembled yesterday in lots of ways, except that instead of kids having piano, I had orchestra. So – for the third time in three days – I found myself in Hervines Park doing Tabata squats and lunges, with work on the Bulgarian Bags as well. By this point, as you can imagine, my back-side […]

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