Music Composers Trivia

These are all famous composers. I rediscovered some scribbled notes from various (unidentified) sources when tidying my music studio, so I’m wondering how to adapt this collected trivia to an activity for my students. See how you score! Answers at the bottom of the blog. Who was a priest, and a teacher at an orphanage […]

Wisdom on a bookmark

Having just started a fresh book, I reached for a bookmark — and paid attention to what was written on it: Take time to work — it is the price of Success. Take time to think — it is the source of Power. Take time to play — it is the secret of Perpetual Youth. […]

Finger-Nibbling at Midnight

A celebration of the Wonderful Words in the World of Freelance Writing.                                                                                                                                                                                 I wrote this after completing a writers’ course on Non-fiction writing. I recall the writers’ course which got me hooked. In the early hours of my last day I contemplated our collective beginning. With newly-nibbled nails I tapped out the result of that week’s […]

The D-I-Yers: Part two to complete the story

The first half of this story appeared in my previous blog. Muriel only wants to welcome and help the young couple who have moved in next door. Read that first half and then read on… “Fat chance,” — HIS voice again — “You’ve got me penned in here, bugging me until I co-operate.” Something was […]