My youngest Hobbit Em, is quite the self taught musician.
My oldest Hobbit gave her “Axle”- her treasured acoustic guitar which she never really used, and soon Em was spending hours every evening teaching herself using the internet. So it came as no surprise when recently she bought herself a Ukulele and took to it straight away..
She wanted me to try. Let me tell you I cannot play any instrument… it’s like knitting using needles, I just can’t do it. But Em insisted and I did want to be a good Mum and try- so I did. She taught me a few basic chords and a simple strum which I painfully got through at super slow speed.
All the time I was thinking of the 1940s and George Formby and thinking it might be fun to one day serenade my food and myself with some wartime music before scoffing it down.
And despite my inability to move my fingers swiftly, that first Ukulele lesson was fun and on a whim (and anyone who knows me will know that I never buy things on a whim- EVER) I found a super cheap beginners Ukulele on eBay and today it arrived.
I should be packing but instead all I can think about is “cleaning windows”