I recently celebrated (yet another!) birthday. I am a difficult person to buy for because I have never really been materialistic and don’t really “want” anything.
My kids came up with the most inspired present for me this year especially that now I’m in my fabulous 50s. A ukulele!
I had learnt a few chords when I was very small. My dad had a very old ukulele and taught me. Around the time that he passed away a few years ago, I met a very talented lady who, runs a ukulele orchestra in Scotland. She regularly visits my local town and she wanted to start a similar thing here. I jumped at the chance and said that it was just a matter of finding that old uke at my mum’s place and I’d be away.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t so easy. I searched my mum’s house every visit since that meeting and I just couldn’t find the ukulele until my mum finally admitted that my sister had taken it. After a bit more searching and asking, I found out that she’d given it away. I was so upset. One of my daughters realised this and as my birthday was coming up, suggested it for a present.
I have managed to find some fun ukulele lessons online and I have been practising and learning new chords and songs and I am having so much fun with my very own ukulele.
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