This morning I came across an interesting blog post on productivity, which is titled 'The McDonald's Theory' (there's a link at the bottom of this post). The theme is how to get started on a project, particularly a difficult, long, or still rather amorphous project. The conclusion: just start, even...Read more
After successfully sending our Handbell Club students away happy with their accomplishments, we turned to the more challenging part of the day, which consisted of satisfying various Surprise Major requests, and filling in the rest of the bands appropriately around them. We had a small number of attenders, but a...Read more
Saturday was the Fourth Scottish Handbell Day. It went well. We scored a total of six quarter peals, including a first (the traditional Plain Bob Minor), a first of Surprise Major (the traditional Yorkshire), a first on ten (Kent Royal) and two firsts of Surprise Royal (Yorkshire. Is that traditional?...Read more
Last night was altogether more successful. First, our son rang his first plain course of Plain Bob from the trebles. Then we knocked off another quarter of Bristol, and then a plain course of London.
Not exactly ‘knocked off’: it was the hardest composition we had rung thus far, no...Read more
Last night was our last opportunity to have a practice with Josy before her official quarter peal attempt on the Handbell Day (Josy is our new-ish learner: since about March). We have been practising long touches of Plain Bob to work her stamina up for a quarter, and we decided...Read more