Infocus your community magazine – Dainfern Nature Association December 2017

Infocus your community magazine – Dainfern Nature Association December 2017

It’s here!

Holidays and trips and shopping and presents – everything happening at once. Just as North America seems to shut down for August, South Africa shuts down for December. Isn’t it bliss to have time to chill, see friends, party and recharge one’s batteries to be ready for 2018? Enjoy!

Sitting on the stoep

I had a lovely day yesterday. Our boudoir grand piano had just been tuned and was now having a follow up treatment involving a complete spring-clean, a complete string-clean to remove the rust that the sea air brings in our part of the world, a brushing up of the faces of the felt hammers to eliminate the hard dark lines made by contact with the strings and then a final fine tuning to achieve a lovely mellow tone.

What joy! Playing it now is like driving an old but very expensive car after it’s had an overhaul, new tyres, new shock absorbers is nicely tuned and responsive when you drive it through a corner

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