You must have noticed things have been a little different recently. I've been neglecting you, and been distracted, and perhaps you've wondered what or who has been stealing my attention.
Well, it's time for a confession. Ever since a certain tall dark handsome chap came into our home I've been unable to keep away.
You'll always hold a special place in my heart, but please be patient with me for now!
Now hold on there - I'm talking about a PIANO!!!!
Right, now that's out of the way, and I feel much better for having got it off my chest. Recently, hours that would have been spent blogging have passed quickly as I grapple with the very basics, learning major and minor chords and forcing my hands to play separate tunes and rhythms (good grief it's hard - how on earth do small people with little hands do it?!)
Of course, every new hobby requires kit (and admit it ladies, who amongst us doesn't have a stash of stuff that simply has to be the mark of a mildly obsessive nature?), and we've had hours of fun browsing the Oxfam bookshop for music, some of which is already playable and some frankly optimistic.
Though I will concede that this one is probably downright unforgivable.