Friday, 4 January 2013

Eleventh Day of Christmas

On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me... eleven pipers piping.

Not the sort of pipers you were thinking of? My thoughts of pipers drift immediately to the annual Lord Mayor's Show. There are marching bands, pipe and drums bands, the whole lot. They are interspersed through the parade and provide uplifting marching. There are all sorts from schools to the Salvation Army to various Army regiments. 

I always harboured a secret desire to learn to play the bagpipes, although I think it would make me massively unpopular with my neighbours. As for other pipes, well I don't have the 'embouchure' for flutes (although I did once have a wooden one that I played badly).