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February 2nd, 2017 by Peter Bargh

African Drumming

An off the spur …”must try new things” moment, sent me in the direction of African Drumming…and a beginners class run by Steve Rivers of Unbeatable Energy

The class runs in an upstairs room of an old building owned by the Sheffield Transport Club. Several djembe drums are cased and ready for those without their own to grab and uncase.
We start with a warm up session involving rubbing hands over the drum skin to warm hands and drum. Then several stretches for the hands and arms.
Then we begin. First a quick instruction on how to hit/tap the drum using the flat hand for centre boom, and more of the finger tips for the edge sounds. Then we begin a basic rhythm with Steve overlaying a more detailed pattern. It’s an easy pattern to pick up and soon we’re moving into more advanced sequences…and the more experienced students take on different patterns. So a full sound begins to emerge and I, on my first ever session, am fully engrossed in a series of beats. Great fun. We learned how to do loud clapping and then applied this pattern to drumming. The session was soon over and I came away exhilarated, and with slightly sore hands.
I’m looking forward to my next session.

August 26th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Making Arepa

My friend Anto from Venezuela showed me how to make one of their traditional dishes – Arepa using P.A.N. corn flour.

arepa

 

August 24th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

A teardrop pot

I made my first pinch pot at Blue Elephant Studio in Sheffield – a teardrop pot with orange/red glaze.

Not happy with the tip where the glaze has missed but otherwise not bad for a first attempt.

teardrop pot

 

March 19th, 2016 by Peter Bargh

Parkrun: New Personal Best

Today I achieved a new personal best time of 23:03 on the Hillsborough 5k Parkrun. I came 50th (45th male) out of a field of 219 runners and 1st in my age category with an age-graded score of 66.09%. And I even managed a smile!

park run
December 25th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Christmas day in Malta

Start of day jogging followed by a lovely dinner and later headed into Valetta.

 

December 20th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Monopoly

Met up with rep from Frank Salt and looked at two rental properties in Marsalforn, both facing the bay. Neither had enough appeal as both had balconies but not in direct position for sun.

Game of Monopoly in the apartment in the evening

December 14th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Orfium success

I added music to the new music web platform Orfium, three days later I was number 1, 2 and 4 in their charts.

orfium chart

 

December 9th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Blue Elephant visit

Spent an enjoyable afternoon in the company of the very creative Stephen Rodgers at his recently opened Blue Elephant studio. Here he is making another miniature pig for sale in the gallery’s retail space.

stephen rodger and a pig

 

December 1st, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Other uses for Slow Cooker

I just bought a slow cooker…in the instructions it says “do not use the slow cooker other than for its intended use” Well what else would you use one for??!!

slow cooker hat

And for those who like the technicalities – Shot with Hipstamatic using  JohnS Lens and KodotXGrizzled Film

October 26th, 2015 by Peter Bargh

Caving and Climbing Adventure

Thanks to Julie Lawson for inviting me on a  Truth & Trust Adventure caving and climbing experience with guide Malc Lawson for today’s adventure in Derbyshire.  I have never done either before but thoroughly enjoyed both. Excellent guidance from Malc, owner of the company! Highly recommended if you fancy breaking out of your box in Derbyshire.

Ou adventure group
me in a cave
Preparing to climb
Me climbing