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Sharon Bill Music Tutor & Author

Antics of an Insomniac

Damask Designs

I've always had a thing for Damask, whether fabric, wallpaper or artwork in general. It reminds me of the William Morris designs that I love so much. I know it isn't considered trendy but it keeps on finding a place in my home.
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An Inspector Calls - Review

An Inspector Calls was bound to restore my faith in theatre mystery/drama after my recent disappointment - how could it fail? Read More…

Keeping My Hand In

During my A level studies figured bass and four part harmony weren't high on my list of priorities - and I certainly never imagined that I'd choose to attempt an exercise in the small hours of the morning out of choice. Read More…

Time Hangs Heavy

I have intermittent periods of sleeplessness. Insomnia is an unpredictable animal - what do you do with those hours… ? Read More…

Productive Insomnia

Insomnia has its benefits - particularly where eBay is concerned it seems!
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Burning the Midnight Oil

Grieg's 'Notturno' seems like the perfect piano piece for a bout of insomnia. With the volume down (or the practise pedal locked on) it shouldn't disturb anybody - but even if they do wake it's a pleasant piece to fall back asleep to.
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If At First ...

The last of the Unfinished Projects - The Book of Kells detail worked in stem stitch, back stitch, blanket stitch and french knots is nearing the finish line! It would have been finished much sooner if I'd checked that the new batch of thread was the correct shade. Forgetting to do that I then had to unpick a large section, which was heart wrenching. Read More…