Monthly Archives: November 2006

Stir-up Sunday


It’s stir-up Sunday, and so for the first time ever, I did what you’re supposed to do and made my Christmas cake. Ironic, really, considering that I have no intention of eating any of it, and a bit pointless since … Continue reading

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Jonathan’s Swimathon


I’ve been considering doing the Swimathon again for years (I last did it in 1992), and since the 2007 event has just been launched, I thought I’d sign myself up quick before thinking about it too deeply. I’m going to … Continue reading Continue reading

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Dance accompaniment in the news!


Keys to the ballet: Ramona Pansegrau takes her seat as music director of the Kansas City Ballet. Heartening to see an article devoted to the joys, skills and triumphs of a ballet accompanist. Ramona sounds like our kinda girl. Continue reading

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Hello & Goodbye to Berlin


To Berlin for the day with Chris to go and see my dear friend and colleague Marita Mirsalimova play the pianist in Jerome Robbins’ The Concert with Staatsballett Berlin at the Staatsoper, along with Fancy Free and Afternoon of a … Continue reading Continue reading

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How to create dummy text in Word


There’s a nifty little trick in Microsoft Word which enables you to generate paragraphs of dummy text using the sentence ‘The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog’. In a blank document you type =rand(#,#) (where the first # … Continue reading Continue reading

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