Five Questions

Five Questions

When do you feel most alive? When I am playing football at school.   What do you find hardest? When my brothers are naughty to me.   A favourite memory? I was playing football and I shot, it hit the crossbar and booosh it went in!   A favourite place? When we go on a family holiday to Croyde.   What’s most important to you? My mummy and my footballs.

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The Pianist

The Pianist

HERE IS A SERIES OF BRIEF stories about people who follow a passion – starting with my mum! Jacqueline Frances Anderson is a pianist. She loves the piano. As a child there was always the sound of the piano being played. Away from home she was accompanying singers, choirs, sometimes playing in her local church and occasionally getting to play in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Festival Hall in London. Now in her 80’s she still plays most days and still performs – currently going into old people’s homes to play for residents. My three boys and I went to watch her play recently. The highlights for my boys was possibly the constant stream of sweets being offered to them by a lady on the front row but for me it was to see the look of joy and reverie on some of the faces of those watching….