Tuesday Photo Challenge – In My Life

This week, Frank invites us to share something that is a part of our life.

His photo of one of his Cardigan Welsh Corgis is wonderful, and for me it would be pretty easy to fill a post with yet more pictures and stories of Maggie.
Dogs have always been a part of my life, from a young child to the present day. My Dad was good with animals, dogs in particular, which is probably one of the things handed down to me in the genes along with my natural gift of music.

Music has played (brilliant pun) a big part in my life and has seen me through some highs and lows. It was my life saver some thirty years ago and has brought pleasure to many I understand, frustration to several and amusement to others.
I can sit at a piano and tinkle away for hours, never playing the same tune twice, picking up a theme of the movies, The Beatles, Love Songs or the like.
I was a thumper in my younger days, not exactly bashing the keys with my fists, but liked to make myself heard, bum notes and all.

Some tunes I can play but don’t because I personally find them dull, dire and dingy. Mull of Kintyre springs to mind immediately here, yet it was a hit for Paul McCartney in 1977.
There are others I can add twiddly bits as Hubby calls them, or slow the tempo, replace major chords with minor and vice versa, changing the entire tone (another pun, aren’t they great?) of the original melody.
Some I play will bring tears to my eyes as I remember the person I most associate with the piece. I’ve mentioned in previous posts Danny Boy, Everything I Own, and for my Mum, The Wind beneath my Wings, which I play every time I sit down at the keyboard.

Shortly before we sold the cottage, I sold my piano (I reblogged the post in September). It was just as well as we would never have got it on the boat! However, when we had made enquiries about having a boat made to our own specification some years before, we were told that if we provided the dimensions and weight, they would design the boat around it!

Can you imagine: FOR SALE: Upright piano, narrow boat attached.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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9 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – In My Life

  1. jansenphoto says:

    A piano on a boat…that would be fantastic, as you’re traveling from town to town with the wind carrying a tune to announce your arrival!

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  3. Miriam says:

    How very cool and classy. Love it.

  4. Oh amazing! Thanks for this. 🙂 Piano on a boat, that’s such an inspiration. I just started taking lessons and love it. Debbie

    • I’m glad you are enjoying your lessons Debbie. Music has been such an outlet for me, and been part of my life since I was a toddler when Dad found me tinkering with the keys, so he encouraged me. I’m no good at reading music, but I have a natural gift handed down to me in the gene pool from my Dad. I find solace in the pieces I play.

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