Daybook Entry – 5th March 2017


For Today 5th March. I am following a Lent Challenge from the Bible Society, which doesn't have a prompt for Sundays (Sundays are not counted part of Lent) and so I'm doing a Daybook entry instead. Looking out my window... it has been one of those “is it Spring or still Winter?” days today I... Continue Reading →

Joy


Lent Challenge - "Joy" Today's Lent Challenge prompt is Joy and I thought I would share something with you that brings joy to me instead of trying to find words to describe what joy is. It is a brass band (Salvation Army) playing a march called "Goldcrest", which is one that I've played as a... Continue Reading →

A Champion of a Day


I had a champion of a day yesterday. Actually, the day began about two weeks ago with a phone call from my son one evening that started with that familiar "Muuuuuum......?" He plays Bass Trombone with Pemberton Old Wigan Band, which is a First Section brass band in the North West area. For those who don't... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – New Year’s Eve 2016


For Today... the last day of 2016 Outside my window... I can hear some isolated bursts of fireworks going off locally. The weather is mild to cold but not frosty yet. I am thinking... about some changes I need to make in myself, my outlook, my worldview and my expectations. I am thankful... for so,... Continue Reading →

Daybook Entry – 24th February 2016


For Today... 24th February 2016. Outside my window... it is a chilly -1 and each star is like a little chip of ice in the sky. I am thinking... about who fascinating it is to cross paths with new people. I am thankful... for my musical gift. I am praying for… my old friend Jason... Continue Reading →

View from the PamCam – a Todmorden “Belfie”


Friday night is music night!! Well, it is in the Calderdale valley where Todmorden Brass Band rehearse. We have had a cracking night at band again tonight playing with some really lyrical and beautiful moments all evening. Here we are - our first "belfie" (band selfie). I had to take two pictures because my arm... Continue Reading →

I’ve Got The Joy!


One of the joys of community banding such as we do at Todmorden Band is that we have a great deal of choice about what music we play at what time of the year. At this time, many - if not most - brass bands are preparing for the area contests, which serve as a... Continue Reading →

The Joys of…


...Banding After the highs of Christmas comes the lows of clearing out the pads. Not the best job in the banding calendar but gotta be done or else we won't have Christmas music next August. After the big clearout a few months ago where Gill my friend and Librarian nearly had heart failure, I didn't... Continue Reading →

Rushcart Festival


I had a lovely time yesterday playing with the Littleborough Band at the annual Rushcart Festival. Yes, that's right, I had a lovely time PLAYING. I thoroughly enjoyed putting my musical head on for an hour or so and exercising my cornet blowing muscles for a change. The music was great fun to play and... Continue Reading →

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