Southern branch band

We have a good ringing relationship with our neighbours over the border in Penrith and surrounding areas, which we have facetiously named our Southern Branch.  These posts chronicle our cross border projects with Julia Cater, Matt and Jess Durham, Nick Tithecott and Duncan and Sally Walker.  In the meantime, they are working on their own handbell revival in the area.

Handbell Compositions: 5040 London No.3 Surprise Royal by Donald F Morrison

We've arranged another attempt for our peal of London Royal for the Saturday after Christmas. I've decided to try a different composition, which is this one.

5040 London No.3 Surprise Royal
Donald F Morrison (no. 1705)

23456  M  W  H
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46352  -     s
32654  s     -
34256  2     -...

London Royal: Part 3

We had another attempt for our peal, which started very well, but we didn't manage to keep it up and we stopped at half way again. After a couple of courses, the rate of making trips increased to the point of being a significant distraction, and eventually we found that...

London Royal: Part 2

We went for our peal of London Royal on Sunday, but didn't succeed. We had two good attempts though: the first lasted four courses and the second time we made it to half way. So that was a total of eleven courses, which must have been good practice. We feel...

Resilience

Apparently there is now a psychometric test to measure 'tough-mindedness' or resilience (a term which my informant prefers, and I agree with her).  Although long known in sports coaching, it is a concept which has, I am told, recently entered general employment in, er, employment.

It is the ability to...