Saturday, 16 February 2008

Time to confess !!!

Ok ! time to confess ...The Banjo as you can now see... is a model ....didnt any one wonder ? hee heee (wicked giggle )

A lovely sunny day here ,now the frost has cleared,Maurice rang from work ,in pain ,I made him an apointment at the emergency doctor,he has a kidney infection, he is home now ,So after making him comfortable with painkillers ,a hot water bottle and tea ,I put two loads of washing out , I then  set off with my trolley for my shopping and Maurices script for antibiotics

I do hope I am forgiven for teasing you about the banjo? Maurice does have three (real )guitars  and a bodrhan and yes he does play them ,and has a lovely singing voice especially the lovely old Irish songs many of which he learned as a child from his Mum and other family members

The Bodhran is the traditional Irish Drum. Made from a round wooden frame, with an animal skin( quite often goat skin) stretched over it. The bodhrán (pronounced bow-rahn) is the heartbeat of Irish traditional music, and is a hugely popular. Capable of surprisingly complicated rhythms, when played well it can really lift the music. You don’t need to be able to read music to play; get yourself a Bodhrán and you will soon be able to join in with the music.

You play the drum with a tipper ,threaded through the fingers, and by rotating the wrist.

I hope you are all having a restful Saturday keep warm everyone  with love from ....

Thanks Debbie for todays siggy ..


marainey1 said...

I'm sorry your Maurice is under the weather today and hope he'll be fine soon.  I know the meds will make a difference .  How lovely to have a man around that plays music and sings.  That is a blessing for sure.  'On Ya' - ma

egre328 said...

Hope Maurice is soon better.  He is a man of many talents being able to play so many instruments.  Eileenx

cornwalldreckly said...

I hope Maurice gets well soon.  Please don't give Robbie any ideas about singing - I couldn't cope!!

jaymact1 said...

Hope Maurice is better soon kidney infections can be very painful but I bet he feels better already just being home and tucked up with a hot water bottle (the top of my favourite things) and some TLC from you. How many books did you buy or not buy today then?. Love Joan.

lindachapmanuk said...

well I love that little banjo he he!...poor Maurice, I hope he soon feels better, he sounded nice and well looked after with his tea and hot water bottle...your guitar display looks lovely, how nice that Maurice sings and plays them,your'e lucky! that's really cool! ...Linda x x

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,sorry to read Maurice has a kidney infection ,give him our love and hope he soon feels better. I like, lots of other folks didn't realize the banjo was a model !! .I hung washing on the line in the sunshine today  although there is still frost on the grass where the  lawn is in the shade  and it said its going to be very cold tonight ....enjoy the weekend and stay warm ....sending love to both you and Maurice ........Jean  and Pete xxxxx

coelha said...

Cute banjo!  ;)  Have a great weekend!  Julie

cacklinrosie101 said... absolutely cute that banjo is.  Maurice has quite a neat collection.  Kidney infections are awful and terribly painful.  I had one a few years ago.  Make sure Maurice takes the full course of meds.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Love xx Chris

cayasm said...

Lol I did wonder about the Banjo, sorry to hear Maurice is unwell, wishing him a speedy recovery. Like your Valentines card...

Have a good weekend


blpltt said...

I do hope Maurice's pain has responded to the meds, so that he can enjoy your TLC, this expected way-below-zero night.
Thinking of Irish music, I used to love the Chieftains; wonder what happened to them?
Bunny xx

nightmaremom said...

sorry to hear about Maurice... I hope he is on the mend and soon!!  Love the card and banjo.. LOL   Now when Maurice is up and feeling well I'd love to hear him do some Irish music...   I for one love it!  
love ya

aniracj said...

You've done it now!!!! Guess who wants one!!! Rob was in an irish band a few years back so knows most of the irish numbers!!! Oh and by the way he is trying to fill the house with all sorts of instruments!!!

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((((((HUGSTOYOU)))))))))))Have a good Sat.

sybilsybil45 said...

So sorry to here about poor Maurice. Kidney infection is such a painful thing. Do hoep he feels better soon.  I would just love to hear him sing those old Irish songs whilst playing his banjo or bodhran...  Much Love  to you both,Sybil x

lanurseprn said...

Nice guitars that he has! I'd love to hear him play. Hope he's feeling better soon.
Hugs..Pam xoxox

sugarsweet056 said...

Hope Maurice feels better soon. {{}}
TY for sharing the pics & info. I used to play the guitar, & a few other instruments. But long ago.
Have a good wkend.

pamal3 said...

I hope Maurice feels better soon, give him a big hug from me please. When he Is better get him to upload a wee song for us all. My mister man has 3 guitars also!!! one is electric! Arghhhh. lol It's okay though cos he is good. thankfully!!. ;-) Love Pam xx

drb1064 said...

You need cranberry juice for Maurice will help clear the infection quicker. Hope he soon feels better. You are naughty keeping people hanging for so long with your little banjo lol lucky me knew from the start of your little tease lol.

oddb0dkins said...

Aw, you big tease, you had me fooled.
Hope Maurice is soon on the mend.

B. x

msecz said...

It must be nice to have his music in the house. Have you ever learned to play one ?   Sandra

rdautumnsage said...

I brought Doc a miniture Fender guitar with case about the same size a few years ago. Doc has quite an assortment of guitars as well. He has about 5 Electric guitars, and 2 acoustic guitars. Then again he also teaches his instrument and plays in a few bands...I've never understood so many.

Loved hearing about the the bodhran. I used to have a tribal drum myself for a few years. Wonderful entry hon. Your in my thoughts! (Hugs) Indigo

dwhee70041 said...

I love your pictures....thank you for sharing.  I have been playing the drums for many, many years and have always enjoyed watching someone play the Bodhran.  I especially like to watch the drummers with Celtic Woman.  What a show.

mariealicejoan said...

I have always enjoyed celtic music Jan and watching it being played.  How talented Maurice must be.  so sorry to hear that he is ill.  Hope he is feeling back in the pink soon!  I know you will take good care of him until he is.  ((hugs))

lindaggeorge said...

I hope Maurice is soon recovered. I love Irish music, especially when relaxing in an Irish pub!


Linda x.

jlocorriere05 said...

I'm sorry Maurice isn't feeling well. I hope he feels better soon with the TLC you're giving him! I used to have a real banjo, a very old hand made one. I couldn't play it, just liked to tinker with it, I love the sound they make! Have a good Sunday. Jeannette xx  

frdbrow7 said...

Aw poor Maurice - hope he is enjoying your tlc!  I love Irish Music too - Riverdance is my all time favourite video.

I have finally managed to do a blog, it should be in my Now That I've Retired blog, but I couldn't upload the photos for some reason, so it is in my
blog, strange I didn't have any trouble there :-/
I don't think my alerts are working - probably gone rusty from lack of use!

Have a lovely Sunday

beckiepainton said...

reminds me of the scene below decks on the titanic, loved that music, i even bought the cd, oh dear, did i just admit that!Beckie x

ally123130585918 said...

Jan I hope Maurice is feeling a bit better now ~ you fooled me with the Banjo I didn't realise it was a model ~ would love to hear some Irish songs you will have to get Maurice to record some for us ~ Ally x

jennyp51 said...

I used to have a banjo but couldn't play it.  I played the violin many years ago.  I love music but cannot make it.
Jenny <><

plieck30 said...

Interesting entry. Hope Maurice is much better. Paula

kaydeejay5449 said...

Hi, Jan!!

I enjoyed spending some time catching up on your journal.  So glad you are doing well.  I love the little banjo. It's lovely.  

I hope Maurice is feeling MUCH better by today.  Kidney infections really take a lot out of you.

Take good care.
Hugs, Kathy

peccarylover said...

Helloooo!!  I'm new to your journal....thanks for looking at mine! (via Sara's)

I dont get on well with alerts but I'll add a link to your journal on mine and keep tabs on you when I can....tee hee!  It's nice to have a new journal friend!

Take care, Amy

leonaoflaherty said...

Hi Jan,

What wonderful pictures! I love the irish Bodrhan.

Hope you had a wonderful birthday on the 20th and that Maurice is better now.

You need to post a video of Maurice playing his guitar and singing so we can hear his lovely voice.


britsal said...

What a beautiful blog! And I only found you by chance after you kindly visited mine via our mutual friend Jeanie. What a beautiful collection of guitars. I must admit I haven't heard of the bodhran before, but I am from England and not Ireland...but I do love to learn about new things, so thanks for sharing. Best wishes to you...and I shall add a link to your lovely blog on mine so I have it handy to visit often. God Bless. Sal ( Sally ).

wipforever said...

Wow!  I would love to hear Maurice play and sing sometime!  I dabble in genealogy and my Papaw told me when I was little that mom's side of the family is Scot/Irish.   Not to bore you much, but my mother's side of the family lived in the southern states of Kentucky and Tennessee.  Alot of the songs they brought over from Scotland and Ireland were still sung over 100 years later.  My great-great-grandmother was even named "Barbara Allen" Brown.

Glad to hear in your most recent entry that Maurice is feeling better.  I hear kidney infections are quite painful.

Love and hugs,