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Sharon Bill Author & Music Tutor

Keeping it in the Family

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Mossley Women's Institute, part of the Cheshire Federation, now boasts three generations from the same family. My daughter has just joined and may well be the youngest member of the WI. Read More…

I Just Need to “STOP!”

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“Mutations,” “Diapason,” “Open” and “Stopped” are terms I never thought worthy of consideration until now. I’m really enjoying looking into playing the pipe organ more professionally, rather than as a pianist who can just about manage to swing a left foot in the general direction of a bass pedal. Getting both of my feet going on a two octave pedalboard is only one of the challenges it seems, the whole organ registration and technicalities involved in choosing which “stops” to use appears to be a strange mixture of both art and science! Read More…

Slow but Steady Wins the Race

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Aesop's Fables, in choral presentation, featured in my submission to our local quarterly village magazine. As ever, there was a moral to the story… Read More…

Anyone for Croquet?

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As part of the WI Centenary celebrations I went to Bishop's Court for the morning. It was lovely to meet ladies from all over the Cheshire Federation. Of course the tea and cake was delicious but the best bit (for me) was playing Croquet on the lawn. Read More…

Triumph for Triumph?

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It was such a thrill to be part of the attempt to create a new Guinness World Record for the largest number of Triumph motorbikes in a single parade. On a Bonneville and a Speed Triple we joined the throng organised by Staffordshire Triumph.
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Birthday Bash!

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Birthday Parties often turn out best when they're impromptu. Often I'll throw a big garden party, which is great fun but lots of hard work. This year I decided not to bother and it turned out to be really lovely.
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Hope is 'Suspended' ...

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Hope to gain the Annual WI Competition Trophy is slipping away (unlike my stocking) as the garter I made didn't gain any points at all in this month's challenge.
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Jack of All Trades ...

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Jack of all trades, master of none: Trips to various National Trust stately homes really makes me question our 21st Century ideal that we can have it all (or DO it all!) Read More…