Wednesday, June 13, 2007

The Day Job

I thought you might like to see what we make when we are not making swifts and spindles. DH is an Organ builder and I am the apprentice. He does all the technical wooden bits and I do the sweeping, tea making, varnishing etc - you get the idea. (think organ grinder and monkey) Anything you see on the organs that is made of wood - we made it.
We also build, restore and tune church organs, harpichords, forte-pianos and basically any early musical keyboard instrument. It is fascinating to see a grubby piece of seasoned wood turn into an organ pipe, or key for a keyboard etc. There is a lot of travelling and getting mucky and crawling around, but it is so satisfying.
I love my job!!!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Join me in Scotland

I thought a change of scenery was called for today. Join me on the lawn for tea and cake while we drink in the view over the loch.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Back Again

Hello Again,

I accidentally deleted my whole blog instead of just a few bits (blush). I have to start again so I have posted a picture of a nice cool place for you to paddle in while I get my new blog sorted out.