Monday, 24 December 2007

John Tavener: The Lamb

This is my favourite carol; we sung it last night at our Service of Nine Lessons and Carols in St Mary's Church, Thornbury.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Vodafone 2222

Received a text message from the Vodafone 2222 traffic service this morning warning me of the treacherous conditions on the roads. This is presumably because I use the service a lot. It is really good and I am surprised not more people know about it. I use it all the time when I am travelling long distances on the motorways to tell me where the hold-ups are. Highly recommended.

Saturday, 22 December 2007

Classical music collection catalogue

I have just uploaded my music collection to using OrangeCD software. This can now be accessed from anywhere and by anyone.

Raul Prieto

Just found these fantastic YouTube videoclips of Raul Prieto playing Durufle's Toccata and Danse Macabre by Saint-Saens - a must-see for any organist! You can see his website here: I have an organ music playlist here which contains some of my favourite organ music.

Thursday, 20 December 2007


I saw the first pair of goldfinches in my garden today. This is months after putting the Nyjer feeder (see above - from the RSPB shop) in my garden several months ago. At last, they have got the message probably because it was frosty all day.