The autum leaves
Drift by my window
The autumn leaves
Of red and gold
(Paula Cole, Autumn Leaves)
These last few weeks, autumn has been splendid – reds and greens and yellows all over the place. Have a look here, if you will. So in the weekend, I suggested a change of the planned programme of practicalities around the palace (well, it’s a house – but the alliteration was not to be missed ;)) and thus before lunch we took the dog for a good long walk in the forest and drank ourselves full of the colour magnificence.
On top of which we drank a good local IPA for lunch – but that’s another story…
Musically, I had an interesting “crossing of swords” with online friends over what constitutes good music. Nah, it wasn’t that bad – but I posted a short list of lazy, quiet, loungy music that had been on in the kitchen while cooking for Saturday evening. And yes, it did include Barry Manilow 😉 To which somebody objected…
Now, I confess – I like a lot of different music. The other morning I sat in the living room in the small half hour between rousing the lad and sitting down for breakfast and listened to Ravel’s Bolero. And I believe that I lately, in one of these lists, have had Paramore on for the morning drive. And most things in between are fine. Honestly.
(Update: speaking of Ravel’s Bolero – if you haven’t seen the Copenhagen Phil performing it as a flashmob event at Copenhagen Central Station, you should…
And so, this Monday morning:
Let’s Dance – David Bowie
Six Days On The Road – Delta Cross Band
Jealous Guy – Bryan Ferry & Roxy Music
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Fiske-Disk – Shu-bi-dua
Mamma Mia – ABBA
Image by me.