Posts Tagged ‘music’

Mum’s bad taste in music

February 26, 2013

Mum says she doesn’t understand our musical creations.  Clearly when it comes to music she just has bad taste.

 

Jingle Bells at the office

December 7, 2012
The dress code at the office today was for our fancy clothes for our performance tonight.  I chose my blue dress, spotty stockings, boots and princess crown.

The dress code at the office today was to wear our fancy clothes for our performance tonight. I chose my blue dress, spotty stockings, boots and princess crown.

Although I had to swap my princess crown for my elf hat for the performance.

Although I had to swap my princess crown for my elf hat for the performance.

Raffy thought it was the best show EVER.  He kept time with my kaleidoscope.

Raffy thought it was the best show EVER. He kept time with my kaleidoscope.

By Ana.

An update on Lucy

October 24, 2012

Thank you all for your well wishes for Lucy yesterday.  As you can see she is feeling much better.

She was even up to band practice tonight.

By Ana.

The best medicine

February 24, 2012

Rafa was given some special medicine today and it made him the most relaxed we’ve seen him all week.  Better yet, we all benefitted from it.

Whilst he’s still on life support and now also combating some of the knock-on effects of the treatments (such as a rash from a reaction to the antibiotics) we’re seeing lots of positive signals.  His O2 has been weaned back again and is now at 30% and he’s had a VEC free day.  Yipee!

Roomie #2 was well enough to leave ICU and go to the acute floor but with every patient well enough to leave there is another sick child that needs a bed.  In the reshuffle to make space for new patients instead of us getting a new roomie we moved into someone else’s room.    The move went well and it’s good practice for the weekend when the entire children’s hospital is going to close and we’re all going into a super duper ultra swish brand new hospital next door.

(The Harpist is Michael Sasnow who works for the Children’s Cancer Association and is part of the Music RX team.  Thank you Michael for being a wonderful part of Rafa’s care).

Band jam session

January 4, 2012

The “Ana Banana’s” got together for their first jam session tonight.  We swapped around a bit but in this song Papi’s on piano, Aunty VJ on guitar and I’m holding the melody on xylophone.  We’re only doing original stuff.  I’m really happy with what we put together tonight.  We could be the next big thing.

Our neighbour’s secret

October 26, 2011

A favourite pastime of mine is to go hunting for Meow at the back of our house when I get home from the office.  I didn’t find Meow today, but I did find our neighbour Jim in the garden and discovered he has a secret pastime…

If you listen carefully you can hear me sing along!

Saturday markets on a Sunday

October 16, 2011

The funniest thing about the Portland Saturday Markets is that they are open on Sundays too.

We took a stroll through the stands but we all most enjoyed having lunch and listening to the Mexican love songs.

The music was great. I tried all the techniques I knew to stop us from leaving.

Milk concerto in B flat minor no 2

September 21, 2011

Composed in 2011, this concerto follows the traditional form of three movements:  The sonata-allegro is loud and finishes with a giggle.  The second movement is a soft uplifting of the bottle which leads seamlessly into the minuet played solely with the left hand in a moderately fast tempo.

Thursdays, on my way home

September 15, 2011

This is my favourite thing to do to unwind on a Thursday on my way home from the office:

Or maybe I’m actually winding up?

Mum, Lucy and are at our local farmers’ market.  (The musicians are Portland band, Bitterroot)

Pike Place Market

September 5, 2011

The famous Pike Place Markets in Seattle had something for all of us. Papi chose a cafe with coffee and croissants.

Mum dragged us passed every single fruit stall.

I made sure we stopped to stroke the cats and make a donation.

and have a dance, of course.

And we ALL agreed that the view was spectacular!

A must see in Seattle: Pike Place Market.