If you do nothing else listen to the last thing in this post…

When you hear the name Camille Saint-Saëns, what music do you first think of? I suspect most people might go for his famous work The Carnival Of The Animals.  This suite, written in 1886, was regarded by the composer as 'a piece of fun' and, ironically, was not intended for publication.  A whimsical work lasting only…

Picnics fit for different Queens

"I spy with my little eye, something beginning with cwuh and fuh" says my five year old sister as we sit on the picnic blanket with our mother waiting patiently (or so my memory tells me) for Her Majesty the Queen to arrive in our local seaside town for one of many walkabouts in the…