A Dog, a Cat and a Brand New Bag

ruth crilly and dexter the cockapoo

A brand new vlog to start a brand new year and there’s a brand new bag thrown in for good measure. Not literally “thrown” because it’s a lovely bag and deserves a bit of respect (also the chain on it weighs a tonne and would probably make a dent in the floor as it landed) but you know what I mean.

ruth crilly and dexter the cockapoo

If you’d like to see the new bag (Mr AMR chose well!) along with a cat, a dog, a child and an impromptu bit of piano practice then click on the play button. I’m trying to get back into my piano playing; I was really quite good when I was little (I did Grade 6 piano and Grade 8 clarinet) but haven’t done any proper, regimented sort of practice for about twenty years now. More. Good grief, that makes me feel decrepit.

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15 Comments

  1. Katie Whitcomb
    March 16, 2019 / 10:28 pm

    Gosh! Me too! I’m 39 travel around Australia for work and haven’t touched the piano or clarinet for over 20 years I’m really depressed about it actually “adult life necessity takes over completely “ …. clarinet playing after having braces tightened!! Oh the pain! Now I can’t get a sound from a number 2 reed!!!!! When I hear a beautiful piece of music I used to head straight for the piano to attempt my own version… and now I just forlornly and stare at the keyboard when I’m home maybe twice a year. I’m going to prepare for AMusA AMEB ( Australian exams board) It’s on the bucket list

  2. Jen
    January 13, 2019 / 7:22 pm

    Loved this informal video so much! Mr AMR was totally right!!! x

  3. Lesley
    January 13, 2019 / 10:25 am

    I didn’t get much of a Christmas holiday – just two extra days off work – and can confirm that is very rubbish indeed. I would kill for two weeks off over Xmas but working in news it is very hard to get! You basically have all the Xmas business but with work as well. I even worked on Xmas Day! I am beyond tired. So I’ve booked a holiday in Goa in February….

  4. Erin
    January 11, 2019 / 8:49 pm

    My first video, new to your website/vlog – loved the informality, will watch some more. Also loved your nail colour – can you tell us what that is?

    • January 11, 2019 / 11:08 pm

      It’s a gel nail colour in-salon! Beige 124 I *think*? x

  5. Poorani
    January 11, 2019 / 5:01 pm

    You are so accomplished. An all rounder. I want my child to be like you.

  6. julie
    January 10, 2019 / 10:17 pm

    Mr. AMR is on the money…loved the video. Don’t let it go to his head though!

  7. Amanda
    January 10, 2019 / 10:58 am

    Fabulous video Ruth and Mr AMR is definitely on the money!!

  8. January 10, 2019 / 8:44 am

    I used to play the piano when I was little too, but I assure you: If I sat down now, it wouldn’t sound half as good as your impromptu practice.

    Anne – Linda, Libra, Loca

  9. Catherine
    January 10, 2019 / 8:36 am

    Mr AMR was spot on. Just this once though . Lovely vid, can’t go wrong with a sprinkling of pets n kids either!

  10. Melissa
    January 10, 2019 / 12:44 am

    My husband does the same thing with films or programs that I like. I hate it!!

  11. Susanamantha
    January 9, 2019 / 11:14 pm

    He was correct about this one at this time. We all are recovering from the stresses and busy-ness after the holidays and this chitchat was perfect. Glad you are practicing piano again and have great music to work on. Mr. AMR does a good job with gift selection. Happy New Year to you and your little family. How Angelica has grown!

  12. Lisa
    January 9, 2019 / 7:53 pm

    Is there nothing you can’t do?

    • January 9, 2019 / 9:35 pm

      LOL. Dance. Tidy. Swim properly. I have a huge list of failings. x

  13. Denise Smith
    January 9, 2019 / 6:44 pm

    Lovely xx. Show us the piano!

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