Sunday, 17 February 2013


A rather nice photograph of Maggie, taken by my dad yesterday.

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Alice and The Beatles

It's not all doom and gloom around here. One of the things that's made me very happy recently is Alice's discovery of The Beatles. I encouraged her a bit, of course, but even I was surprised at how much she's taken to them. In fact, she's getting a bit obsessed.

At this stage it's mainly about Yellow Submarine - the film, the book and the CD. At night she insists on having the music piped into her bedroom and during the day it's either demanding to watch the film or read the book. More than that, there are constant conversations about them: who sang which song, where Ringo lives, re-enacting scenes from the film etc. Our car is now the Silver Submarine.

It's all very sweet and I love how she's aware that there's something magical about The Beatles. It all fits with the way she is: bright and imaginative and full of wonder.

Anyway, here she is singing The Beatles. As audition tapes go, it shows real promise for a three-year-old. But if she really wants to make it, I think she's going to have to at least wipe her face, control the coughing and maybe think about getting a different backdrop.