Look what we got yesterday! A local church was getting rid of pianos so we couldn't resist. My friend who plays the piano could not believe that I wanted the painted piano, but I love it, it's the colour of vanilla ice-cream, and it goes so well in our playroom.
Not one of us can play an instrument or read music but you've got to start somewhere! J was totally disinterested until it arrived and now he and K are fighting over it (surprise, surprise!). I'm hoping it might spark a bit of interest in him and encourage him to learn to play something. I never learnt as a child and I regret it now. My friend Helen has lent me a book for children (about my level) to have a go with, so who knows - move over Liberace (I know he's long gone but he's the only pianist I could think of!)
Anyway, it's a great addition to the house, it took a bit of furniture rearranging and squashing things into already overloaded rooms but it looks like it's been there for years. I just want to get on it and have a go, but as soon as my bottom hits the chair I have two extra little pairs of hands to "help" me!
As a thank you to the church and Helen who organised the whole thing I made some cakes tonight for the tea dance. No.1 the plain old victoria sponge was a total disaster, all flat and pasty looking. I'm hoping with lots of strawberries and whipped cream and a generous smattering of sugar on top it will look edible. No. 2 a lovely raspberry and lime zest cake seems to be foolproof even with my hit and miss baking skills. I'll post the recipe shortly.
Lastly thanks to everybody who's left such lovely comments so far. It nice to think I'm not just wittering on to myself as usual!