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12 December, 2017

This month, The Composer combines his monthly blog in a ‘2 month’ special, combining all the elements of November and December along with news about our Composer activities, past and future. (Read to the end for the April Celebration details!) Skating out of October we headed down the ‘nursery slope’ of our run, with a…

Being a bit rebellious

30 October, 2017

The Composer is a bit of a rebel. Not as much as he used to be (oh, the days of a mis-spent youth!) but he is still up for being a ‘bit’ rebellious when the need arises. Mrs C is a very calming influence but doesn’t dampen The Composer’s rebellious nature. Of course it depends…

And along came autumn

3 October, 2017

One minute, full steam ahead for summer, great guests, long lazy days, super weather and wall to wall fun……then along came autumn!!  It sneaks in without so much as a nod and apart from someone on the BBC news telling us ‘it has arrived’, you’d never know where we are!!  Even the gardening keeps trying…

Stumped for words

1 August, 2017

‘Stumped for words’ is not normal for The Composer! A background in music, broadcasting, theatre and stage has equipped him well for the rehearsed (or spontaneous) ability to speak!  But the last 4 weeks have seen The Composer silenced……..stumped for words. So, before the mini-rant (last paragraph) let’s look at the positive reasons for being…

Bustin’ out all over

9 July, 2017

The Composer is, obviously, fond of his music and this month’s heading gives away a love of musicals, too! However any comparison between Oklahoma and Northumberland is that, apart from a rogue ‘K’, you can find all the other letters in both names – that’s it!! Bustin’ out has been the mantra for us in…

Politics………is……….not on the list

31 May, 2017

Our title is well known to those who enjoy a certain Saturday eve quiz programme and, yes, we have a list at ‘Composers’! In the next weeks it is devoid of all matters political!!  This Blog gives a list of reasons for taking a holiday in Northumberland…..especially as guests (in the first week particularly) will find ‘Composers’…

May, I be so bold?

30 April, 2017

Its going to be a fun month – with 2 Bank holidays, the start of the end of the football season, the serious start to grass cutting and ………for The Composer and Mrs C, a moment of sheer madness…….a HOLIDAY! So this is a brief post – time being of the essence. Given that May…

Spring is in the air!!

6 April, 2017

At last! Winter over, Spring started, clocks moved and ‘Composers at Woodlands’ all a buzz and not just with guests! The painters have painted, the cleaners have cleaned, the gardeners have done whatever they do (!!) and The Composer……….well he just sat back and watched it all happen!!! How he wishes. Actually, The Composer aided…

The month with ONLY 28 days – or is it??

27 February, 2017

It’s one of those trick questions. Q. How many months have 28 days?A. They all do, but February alone has ONLY 28 days and not one more! The Composer also has good reason(s) to remember that this ‘short’ month means getting ahead is crucial for many and varied reasons. Remembering that St David’s Day is 1st…

January has been ‘n’ gone

6 February, 2017

The Composer is shattered. One minute it was `happy new year’ and now it’s time for planning Valentines Day at Composers and Mr & Mrs Composer’s Wedding Anniversary bash a couple of weeks later!! So why has January’s  ‘been ‘n’ gone’ title linked with the “shattered” label. So how was it for you?  The perennial…