Friday, August 5, 2011


Victory and now success, what a positive blog I have at the moment! Toby has been playing the piano for a few years now and had his first grade exam yesterday morning. It was very handy that it fell on my day off. Andrew was so nervous for Toby he was glad to have to be at work. Toby was nervous too.

We had a little time to kill after dropping Jossie and Bethany at school so went for our celebration hot chocolate and caramel slice before the exam. Toby has worked so hard on the piano, practising so much that I really was confident that there would be cause for celebration.

He got an A! It really was well deserved. I don't know where he gets this perfectionism from, any good marks I ever received (at least as a child..... perhaps also as an adult at uni) were despite my poor effort.

Congratulations to Toby, I am looking forward to his musical development. And some new music.


  1. Congratulations Toby! It's wonderful to be able to play the piano.... especially as well as you do!

  2. Well done! Tobes, you're already good at something that your Uncle Tim can't do @ all & wishes he could...
    Time to start practicing Ben Folds Songs! (minus inappropriate language...)

  3. So proud of you, Toby! Well done.

    (Amy, I can only imagine how much you must be desiring new music!).

  4. That's wonderful! (If he sticks with it long enough it can be a nice little source of income, too!) :)

  5. Well done Toby! That's fabulous :-)