Hello and welcome to the home of Word of the Week, a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. The idea of the linky is to reflect back on your past week and share it with us. It’s great if you can sum it up in a word or phrase, hence giving us your Word of the Week. My word this week is play and you can read more about that below.
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MY WORD OF THE WEEK
Play is my word of the week this week for a couple of reasons. I have just discovered that The Little Man is learning to play the violin at school. I don’t know if its somethings he will continue with but I hope he does. My eldest daughter played violin for many years and I bought her a purple one for her 16th birthday. Boo is learning to play the guitar with her Dad. I do love that there is music in the family.
The Lovely Bones
My highlight of the week was going to see the play, The Lovely Bones, with my eldest daughter on Wednesday. I knew I’d read the book before and it had had a big impact on me. But although I knew it had been a long time since I read it I hadnt realised until later that it was actually 16 years ago. I’d read it when my eldest daughter was 14, the same age as the main character Suzie Salmon. I think that’s why it had impacted me so much at the time.
I really enjoyed the play, it’s a sad but thought provoking story and I loved the way it was re-imagined for the stage. You can read my review here.
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Having music in the family is lovely. I hope that Little Man will continue to enjoy learning and playing the violin. It’s probably been about sixteen years since I last read The Lovely Bones too but it’s one of those books that’s stayed with me. Glad you enjoyed the play. Thanks for hosting #WotW and hope you have a lovely weekend x
I’ve heard about the book being marvellous — another on my (long) list of must-reads! #WotW
Definitely, it’s written from the point of view of the dead girl, very interesting and moving. I’ve just got my copy of I Capture the Castle which is next on my list 🙂
How lovely! I think it’s great when kids get to learn an instrument. Glad you enjoyed the play.
Love the violin! I’ve become quite fond of classical music over the past couple of years due to my studying. I’ve had to listen to a lot and discovered a new found love of the violin. Hope to see your little man at the symphony hall in a few years 😉 #WotW
Now wouldn’t that be lovely, but I doubt he will stick with it, he’s not got the patience. I’ve been on the stage at Symphony Hall! It was were I went to collect my degree 🙂
It’s great the kids are learning to play musical instruments. My youngest tried the violin and wasn’t keen she did love the trombone and has recently got a guitar and is teaching herself to play by watching YouTube.
It sounds like you enjoyed the play. I’m off to read your review now. x
I haven’t read the book, but wasn’t it a film too? It rings a bell. My son plays guitar, he’s now doing it in college, but started in primary. It’s lovely being surrounded by music, isn’t it?
Yes, it was a film too. I know I’ve seen it but I think the book was most memorable for me x
I love the idea of a purple violin. Hope Little Man discovers it is an instrument he enjoys playing. I never grow bored of hearing my lot practising their instruments. The play sounds amazing. Had a quick read of your write up. It would probably have me in tears. Wonderful that you were able to enjoy it with your eldest. What a treat!
I always wish I could play an instrument, any instrument would be so cool.
Hey Anne Sweet!!!
I really enjoyed the post and very different proposal to submit the comment what i felt very grady to make a comment. I am a violin player not much good as a professional violinist. I started the journey to love with violin from when I was 4 years old and after that 8 years old i started to go for my violin classes. Now I am 23 years old and I can play the violin smoothly now.
Thanks for the nice post.