There was no drumming circle this week, so instead Andyroo and I picked up my guitar, Pele el Kabongo, and his ukulele and took ourselves off to my sister, Jenny's place for an evening of jamming.
It was lovely to arrive and find that our oldest niece on that side, Tee, was there too with her significant other, James, who is rather a guitar whizz. The extra two people made for a much more musical but even more chaotic night!
We got a few little videos and I thought you'd like to see them. It might inspire more people to have fun with music, just as people always did until the canned stuff made us think we weren't good enough.
We tried, "Riptide," by Vance Joy, first, since it is the first song Andrew learned on his uke. Sorry about the twisty video, I am no phone expert, but I think it kind of matches the chaos nicely.
Then we had a go at, "Love is all around you," and I think that went pretty well but unfortunately we didn't video any of it!
After that came a lovely version of Missy Higgins', "Steer" sung by Jen and Tee. I had the hang of the camera a bit better by then. :)
When Tee was little we used to sing with her a lot, whenever we were in the car going somewhere. I haven't heard her singing in recent years and man does she have a beautiful voice.
I think we girls were all doing pretty well on another Missy Higgins song, "Ten Days."
And this was little Niamhy's pick. "I kissed a girl," by Katy Perry. She is another family member who loves to sing.
I am totally inspired now, by James, to become a better guitar player. The way he could pick up any song and play it, not just strumming but working out clever rhythms and such on the spot! So good! I've been a lazy guitar player for years. Time to up the ante!
Right now, my second Freya book is being read by three people. If the reports I am getting back are anything to go by, it's as funny and fun as the first one. Yayyy! I love it when my books are read and enjoyed by other people for the first time!
If you were thinking of adding a few Kindle books to a present for someone, did you know can have them arrive digitally for the person on Christmas morning? If you do go that way, stick in one of my books too. At 99 cents US each for hours of pleasure, how can you go wrong? :D