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Old 4th Jan 2012, 8:54   #1
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We are in the process of buying me a second-hand 'cello with Xmas money - that's all the excitement 2012 needs, for me
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A Wise chice, Col. Then you can still use your first hand to play the violin!
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Here's a bunch of books we got delivered with some Christmas vouchers:


Some Christmas books by DavePress, on Flickr

Only read The Imperfectionists so far, which I thought was excellent.
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Bought a coat and a couple of shirts in the sales, but bookwise have bought these short story collections (mainly using an Amazon voucher I got for Christmas):

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We had a stinker of an afternoon yesterday when we totally failed a chance at a cello on ebay (sold by someone we know very well who lives only a stone's throw away) - when our internet connection failed in the last 15 seconds of bidding.

So to cheer up, I spent a Christmas token on the new Studio Ghibli DVD -

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Another for the horribly fascinating crappy cover files:



another 20p well spent.
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We had a stinker of an afternoon yesterday when we totally failed a chance at a cello on ebay (sold by someone we know very well who lives only a stone's throw away) - when our internet connection failed in the last 15 seconds of bidding.
Col, use a sniper. I use Snipeswipe.com. $5 a month and I never miss the end of an auction and I never get carried away in the excitement and bid more than I mean to. Really, do yourself a favour and try it.
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Col,
Sorry for your loss; but you know what they say: It didn't hurt me a bit! (I'm sorry, was that insensitive?) It is probably best for everyone, since you know music leads to drugs nd sex and God knows what else --before you know it, they'll be reading books and such. Let it go, dear, let it go! A cello is only a violin with an obnoxious attitude and an almighty sense of itself. You are better off without it. ((Btw, i am listening to Beethoven's "four quartets" and I still think the cello is overindulgent)
Now, an Harmonica is what you need. It is a stable fellow on the march, and a welcome sound on summer nights --doesn't play well in the cold weather, though, but then neither does the cello. And an harmonica will not steal your girlfriend as happened to me by such a one as your cello=player types, so listrn to this: If'n you got a girlfriend and a cello, keep 'em in separate rooms, or be prepared to sleep nights with an harmonica. Cause that's the way it is with those damned musical types.
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Thanks, kjml Such sage advice is probably too late for me. The book addiction is terminal already, and the cello would only keep company with five guitars, violin, trumpet and piano. Though there is a harmonica at my parents' house I might make better acquaintance with.....
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Nothing so exciting as a new musical instrument for me (I just can't be bothered to put the effort in) but I did pop in to the Cancer Research shop for a quick browse on Saturday and came out with:

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner by Alan Sillitoe
Something to Tell You by Hanif Kureishi
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo

A nicely varied little selection to boost my TBR pile.
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