Adventure Update from Boogie

Boogie sees the Sun again!

Boogie willow

Hello!
Well, after the most fantastic Christmas ever I'm back below the arctic circle again.  When I first saw the sun again I was amazed at how bright it was!  The sun never came up whilst we were there, it got light, but only dusk and dawn and I guess our eyes just got used the light.  So when I opened the curtains and looked out at the glorious sunshine it was so bright!

Seeing as we'd been to Sweden I wanted to play a Swedish instrument when I came home, so I got to play the Swedish Willow flute.  It's a flute with no finger holes, just one to blow in.  The air goes over a fipple (recorders and whistles have fipples that make the sound).  Then to change the pitch you have to blow harder or softer.  I wasn't very good,but I did enjoy it.  One of the best players of the Willow Flute is Jean Pierre Yvert, he is awesome and actually made the instrument that I played.  They tend not to be made out of Willow any more because plastic piping lasts pretty much forever and willow only lasts for a few weeks in the spring!

I'm off on another adventure next week, but I think it will have to be pretty amazing to beat meeting Santa Clause (or Tomte as he's called in Sweden) and sleeping in a room made of snow.  I really would love to go back!
More soon!
lots of cuddles
Boogie

 
 
 
 
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This update was posted by Vx almost 10 years ago.

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