Last week I drove my sister and her daughter to Stuart Jones Pianos in Newtown, Mid Wales. A new piano has been on the wish list for a long time. My niece has managed to reach Grade 4 on a very old and dilapidated piano - the pedals don't work and even one or two of the keys. So she has done amazingly well to get thus far and really does deserve to go forward on a decent instrument.
We had a lovely time trying out all the beautiful pianos. Although Stuart was not there on the day we met Mrs Jones, his Mum, who stands in for him when he is out and about. She couldn't have been more kind and had a vast knowledge of all the different instruments. With her help this shiny black little number was chosen in the end - its a Jouette. I can tell you there was MUCH excitement in the car on the drive home!
For this page I've used 'Symphony' by Ninascraps Designs, 'Sale Bundle No1' by Sue Cummings (both at Oscraps) and 'Watch Me Now' by Michelle Underwood Designs at 2 Peas in a Bucket.