19th April 2020

19th April 2020


I've just found the website for the gentlemen who gave the brilliant lecture about the Torquay pageant of 1924 that I attended at Torquay museum earlier this year. 

https://www.dphinchliffe.com/talks

So far has given me the inspiration to research the history of Torbay and write lots more songs about some of it. Hopefully there will be more songs to come. I can honestly say that this is the happiest musical period of my life and I seem to be able to compose a new song as often as I like which on average seems to be about once a week..

On Thursday I had an especially very good day when I drove my car for the first time in a couple of weeks, to go to my office in Exeter to collect a new computer monitor and my office work chair. The weather was wonderful and the roads traffic free. I decided to go via Shaldon bridge which I always enjoy and I was listening to some of my favourite music in the car. I think it was the most enjoyable journey to and from Exeter that I have ever experienced.


I worry about my sister who works at Torbay hospital. I desperately miss being able to see my best friends Jerry Brimicombe, Debby and Phil Helmore I can't visit my Mum who is in a care home and I miss Lord Zarquon coming over to help me with the problems (Editor: And telling him off haha..yeah right Ian) I have understanding the music software with which I use to record. 

I miss being able to go to see Torquay Utd at Plainmoor but at least I don't have to worry about them losing at the moment! I miss being with my work colleagues at my office in Exeter but I can see them via skype and I have got used to working from home. I was terribly ill for most of February and March with a very bad cough and then I had a cold as well. I worry that if I catch the corona virus it will kill me but I have to say that I do feel happy. For the first time I realise that working for a bank I am providing a vital service. I am very lucky to be in a job and not to be unemployed during these very difficult times. I am also very very lucky to work with some of the most wonderful people I have ever met in my life.

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