An occasional series that discusses matters about the state of change ringing on handbells, with some occasional philsophising.
You spend ages not ringing at all, then several nights come on you at once. Last night reunited our original foursome, after a long stint of work-related and holiday-related absence. It had been a while, so the plans were relaxed, and eventually, wine-soaked.
We reviewed some of our methods...Read more
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...Read more
Great as has been the progress of the Art of Ringing during the last decade, it cannot be contradicted that one particular feature of its exercise, and that not by any means the least important, has, if not altogether ignored, to a certain extent not received that amount of consideration...Read more
Handbells, and why more people don't ring them, has been a subject on the Change Ringers mailing list over the last couple of days. The debate has been fairly lively, not yet very conclusive, and so probably far from over.
In the midst of this, Lester Yeo, from the Guild...Read more
Due to the mysterious (so our hosting company tells us) disappearance of the database, Learn to Ring Handbells will be down for a few more days while we completely reconstruct it.
In the meantime, take a look at our new website for the Mount Vernon Handbell Club. We made...Read more
I had forgotten how utterly nervewracking it is to ring with people watching. The awareness of the audience puts me into this lightheaded state and suddenly it takes massively more concentration to keep on the lines.
We were ringing, with Jonathan and Angela, for the Christmas Fayre at our local...Read more