Dear Yone

16 04 2017

I wish for you to find joy in music. May it lift you up when you’re down. May it soothe your soul and your mind when you feel stressed or hurried.

And most of all I wish for you to find friends with whom to share music. Either playing together and being part of the magic that occurs when others join in, or listening together. I hope you will find and embrace a group that will be like family at some point in your life. 

I wish this for you as I have found it and it makes me extremely happy.

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Yone’s with the Band

13 04 2017

He’s been fighting it for a long time. He didn’t want to enter the “big” band for fear of having to study difficult scores and having to practise the saxophone at home (God forbid)…

But this Easter we mamaged to convince him. And he’s been loving it! At last some good quality music, longer songs and more elaborate scores. 

His debut was a concert in the church: the presentation of the music which would be played during the processions of the Holy Week. Jorge and I sat in the audience, the whole band in their places, when suddenly Yone stands up from his place, walks forward, climbs onto de conductor’s platform and introduces the band asking for a big applause for the conductor, who then makes his appearance. 

And from then on it’s processions in the evenings. Just this week. Then they’ll be back to their usual non-sacred repertoire…





Yone plays with Dácil

3 04 2017

I’d like it to happen more often… However, some things can’t be forced and when they happen they are magical…





Dácil loves Indomie

1 04 2017

Just like her mummy. She loves pasta. She loves noodles. She is perfectly capable of eating properly with her fork but the pleasure of filling her whole mouth with lovely noodles wins every time.