Thursday, September 10, 2015

My New Instrument - a Sgra-Snyan from Tibet

It has seen better days, but I'm happy to give it a new home.

Taken from the internet.
Commonly known as a Horse Head lute, it comes from Nepal or Tibet. It is a Sgra-Snyan or Dranyen, and was introduced into Tibet during the Tang Dynasty, circa 700. I think its lovely.
It's a Sgra-Snyan 

Wednesday, September 9, 2015



A meeting is to be held in the FIRST FLOOR LOUNGE, on TUESDAY, 15 September, at 11 a.m. to discuss the revival of Westmeads Choir.

If you are interested in joining, please come and meet Matthew and Jane, to talk about a new programme of music, for the winter season.

As well as weekly rehearsals for the Choir, it is intended to hold a weekly, informal sing-along. Even if you think you can’t sing, this will be an entertaining hour of fun.


Jane would also like to meet anyone interested in forming a poetry, readers and writers group. Please come to the same meeting.

The above poster has gone up in the reception area of Westmeads Day Centre, Royston, Nr Barnsley. My new voluntary job starts next Tuesday, I'm really looking forward to getting this project off the ground.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Travellers is Open - Hooray!

Sunday day out at the Heritage Centre, Elsecar, where a special Seaside event was taking place. 
Not quite the beach

Lots of fun for children though

Donkey rides for all
A variation on the carousel
and a chance to hook a duck
 And after working up a thirst... we headed for a pint. Spoiled for choice we ended up back in Birdwell, where we now have a pub at each end of our road, the Cock, down by the motorway, or the newly opened Travellers Inn, on Sheffield road. So we opted for one drink in each.

We have watched the work going on at the Travellers Inn since we arrived in Birdwell in February. Delighted to see it opened this weekend we first popped in for a pint on Friday, early doors. Out with the traditional pub look, and in with the new, spacious, wooden floor, dare I say it, a little more up market establishment. We can't wait to try out the food, which is to be served as from Wednesday. Maybe next weekend we'll treat ourselves to a pub lunch.

Topping off a perfect day, the family came a visiting. My how grown up are our two lovely granddaughters. They didn't stop long, but it was great to see them.

I'm waiting to hear when to start my new little voluntary job at Royston. More about that when it happens.

We bought some daffodil, snowdrop and crocus bulbs in Barnsley, yesterday, so I feel a bit of gardening coming on tomorrow.

I'm all set for a creative week ahead. But now it's bedtime. Night night, sleep tight!

Love Jane x

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