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“The Piano collects dust as lovingly as it does memories…”

-Kathryn Dawson

Those of you whom have been following the blog since the first month of the 365 blogging back in 2012, will remember this post at the end of January when I said goodbye to the Piano that had been in my life (and my bedroom) for over sixteen years. Having survived over a year without being able to go and play whatever I liked in times of stress or just times when I needed relaxation, I decided that it had been long enough!

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Without really thinking too much about it (other than the cost!), William and I drove to Basingstoke (in his car to be certain the Piano would fit!) to test out the electric Piano’s at Dawsons Music. Yes Dawsons, one of my favourite music shops coincidentally! Sharing a surname with the shop did not, unfortunately, get me any discount. Anyway, it took some umming and aahing about what to pick, even though I knew really – and eventually we were off with the new purchase.

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Queue some building of the stand (By William) and watching (by me) and then it was ready – and wow did I miss it. You don’t realise how much you miss something that was part of your life practically everyday, until you go back to it after not having it for a while. Bit like Chocolate I suppose! I went to purchase Einaudi’s latest sheet music online, expecting to get a book through the post – only to find sheet music is now available for the Kindle. So I popped it onto the ipad – et voila, no more pesky page turning!

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So the weekend has been pretty good – and a good weekend is not completely amazing unless some shots of Buddy doing stupid things are included, so of course naturally…here they are…

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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”


― Rabindranath Tagore

I love that no matter how bad a day can be, and how many disgusting or horrendous things you might have to see or endure to get through it – you can always count on the ending to be different, every single time. I’ve never seen an evening sky look the same as it did the night, week or even year before. The one dependable we have, is change. That’s irony for you!

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So that’s one of the reasons why I love photographing sunsets. The other is that it’s so easy. I don’t take the time to use a tripod, or set my shot up. Sunsets happen so quickly and within a few seconds the whole visual outlook can change to be something completely different to a moment before – so there’s barely any time for pausing. These shots shared here today were taken last night, and tonight. Fresh off the sunset press!

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If you’re looking for a bit more colour this evening, because your sky is grey – then wander over to my portfolio of simply sunsets found here.

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