Last of March

31st March 2012 by WJCruttenden
31st March 2012, a photo by WJCruttenden on Flickr.

Today was spent at Basildon Park, a National Trust property near Reading. This gave us chance to enjoy a picnic in the chillingly cold (but rather beautiful) outdoors. We also got to explore the house and go on an Easter Egg Hunt. Although you get used to not being allowed to touch anything in these grand places, this was a far more hands on day. I even got to play some piano in the main house. The picture is from the never knowingly underdecorated Garden Room.


Mystery building

29th March 2012 by WJCruttenden
29th March 2012, a photo by WJCruttenden on Flickr.

As I was driving from place to place the other day I spotted this building by the roadside. It suggested itself as a 'picture of the day' but I only managed this one, badly composed shot before the camera's battery died. Does anyone know what this structure was for?

More musical adventures are underway. In the next few days I have to make a decision about having an operation on my knee. If I do I'll be having my first ever general anesthetic. This is something I'm not sure I want to have, which is odd as I didn't seem to be bothered at all at the idea of having a local one. I should obviously have spent my previous forty years being being more reckless so I'd have more experience.

Musical adventures are underway. More on that very soon.



Not sure how I missed this but here is a new blog to add to your blogroll if you're interested in music, music production or just plain interesting thoughts. Ladies and Gentlemen... Lee Fletcher!


Day Trip

DSC_0011 by WJCruttenden
DSC_0011, a photo by WJCruttenden on Flickr.

Today we were faced with a messy house that needed a proper clear up. So, without much hesitation, we jumped in the car and drove to Oxford. There was an activity day at the Oxford Science Museum and a chance meeting with an old friend in the cafe at Blackwells bookshop. As well as all this we got to walk around the giant trees outside the Natural History Museum. Huge fun.



7th March 2012 by WJCruttenden
7th March 2012, a photo by WJCruttenden on Flickr.
Music projects abound. This shot comes from trio rehearsals with my pal, Russ. I also have a new writing project to keep me busy. It's going to be an exciting year.


It's been an odd weekend...

2nd March 2012 by WJCruttenden
2nd March 2012, a photo by WJCruttenden on Flickr.

I spent the weekend catching up with friends and enjoying my birthday. I am now the proud owner of a new book on baking, a CD of Bach cantatas sung by Andreas Scholl and the latest book of photographs by Annie Liebowitz. Oh, and a large, inflatable dinosaur.

I've been reading the poetry of John Burnside (Black Cat Bone is a haunting volume), getting increasingly fed up with pop music and more ready than ever to grasp a chance to play exciting and original music.

March has a knack of flying by quickly though, so I need to make each day count.