Today's Year 9 music lesson was fun. They are being taught about irregular time signatures, and first the teacher played recordings of Take Five and Mars from Holst's Planet Suite, both being in 5/4 time, of course. Then she wanted them to learn to play Dave Brubeck's Unsquare DanceF
I've been out to dinner tonight with a group of friends - it's a small dining club, women only, that I started going to to keep my mother company, the best part of 20 years ago. I was the youngest there then and I still am. The founder, who is now 94 and no longer a member, comes along once in a while and tonight she was telling us all about her new iPad. She's never had a computer before, is enjoying getting to grips with it and her first emailing lesson is tomorrow. She's very excited. I think it's brilliant and certainly proves that you're never too old to try something new.
*Bass. Ahem. Sorry.