I was watching James May’s TV programme the other night about trying to break a world record by flying a freeflight model glider across the English channel and it stirred up several emotions in me both happy and sad.
Sad because my Father is no longer here but has been gone to the great hobby shop in the sky for ten years now and happy because when I was younger I had those magical moments with him in the garage building various model aircraft out of Balsawood (the airframe), tissue (the skin) & dope (it stretched the tissue over the frame), followed by the test flight and the inevitable crash after weeks of work.
That didn’t matter, what did was the fact that we had that precious and irreplaceable time together as father and son doing something we both loved: making stuff work!
This is a preview of the music for the story of “Layliana”, the first in a series of Fairytales (Books with Graphic audio and Illustrations) by James & Susan Blennerhassett & Vitya Malirsh which will be published later this year.
I will be starting a Fundit campaign shortly to help us get the first two books published. Please keep an eye out for this project and I would appreciate your help in this labour of love.
Had the great pleasure of playing on stage together with my mother and two daughters, accompanied by Kieran Quinn on piano and Ken Mc Donald on percussion at the Sligo Grammar school concert for the Northwest hospice on Saturday night at the Knocknarea arena in Sligo.
We played a piece of original music called ” A somewhat unusual afternoon tea ” from one of the forthcoming Fairytale series of books with Graphic audio and Illustrations by my sister Susan, her husband Vitya and myself. Photos courtesy of magnumlady.com