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If Music is the Food of Love, Play On…

16 May

when i was writing Tra-la-hahaha I had a funny feeling I’d mentioned my lack of singing ability before… and sure enough I had…

Rose Tinted Ramblings of a less ordinary life

Despite my varied but relatively limited artistic talents, a propensity to any type of musical skill has always evaded me.  From simply remembering songs/tunes/writers/performers through to singing or playing any musical instrument.

I was the only child in junior school, where choir was compulsory, to be told I could mime the words.  Something that had a profound effect on me throughout adolescence and adulthood until recently .  I was always embarrassed to sing and would always mime.  Now I blast it out and to hell with it.  Everyone is entitled to sing , whether they are in tune or not, its good for the soul.

i think about this a lot these days. Having been engulfed in music and musical initiatives since arriving in Llanwrtyd.  I am in awe of anyone who can sing or play an instrument.  I even have trouble keeping rhythm with a triangle.  Which, incidentally, was…

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Our new feathered friends….

13 May

Its been the most glorious 10 days weather wise here at Cerdyn Villa and new life is springing up in every corner
A robin has set up a squat in an old swallow nest in our garage

Robins nest inside swallows nest in our garage at Cerdyn Villa

A pair of blackbirds set up nest in there too and earlier this week whilst mummy blackbird was out getting herself a snack, Hubby managed to get a photo of the eggs

four little blue blackbird eggs

….and today when she popped out they’d all hatched…

now there is a whole family of blackbirds in the garage

Theres also a wren nesting in there

On the wall outside the sparrows are permanently feeding their demanding brood of youngsters and Hubby managed to catch them in action too

It’s always feeding time when you have to grow up as quickly as they do

Then under one of the shrubs in one of our borders, there is a female pheasant sat patiently on eggs , not sure how long she’s been there but we spotted her a fortnight ago…

Hoping to see babies wandering around soon.

 

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Greed The Movie premieres in Brecon

11 Apr

A fantastic music score, spectacular cinematography, unique independent film full of emotion and tension with a good splash of humour despite the serious socio-political message. A story for our time… should be shown in schools and colleges. …. highly recommend it. Sound track available as a download from ‘scribbleman’.

Greed The Rock Opera

Brecon in Mid Wales saw the world premiere of Greed at Coliseum Cinema last night (Monday April 10).

A sold-out invited audience were ironically glammed up for the politically zeitgeist movie, which has won two film festival global awards already.

Greed was shot in Brecon and Aberdare in 2016 on a micro budget – no budget actually. The cross-generational cast (with actors between 14 and 74 years old) are mostly residents of Brecon, a town struggling in these challenging austerity times.

It’s subversive, it’s anti-establishment, it’s a musical. It’s Welsh and like nothing else.

Greed writer and director Nigel Evans says: “Greed has done okay so far with film awards from the Monkey Bread Tree Film Awards in London and the Monthly International Film Awards in Copenhagen. But local people were asking when they could see it, so we staged a private screening for them.

“The Coliseum Cinema has been…

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