What’s been happening with the Monkey?
After finally shaking off the after effects of a very nasty bug I’m feeling pretty positive at last. The mojo seemed to have been missing for a while and even Mrs. Monkey commented that here we are racing towards Spring and where did the last 10 weeks go?! We can’t think what we have done and yet I’m sure there has been some progress on lots of fronts. I guess we’re at that age where time zips faster than a speeding bullet and certainly faster than our goal-orientated conditioning can handle.
I have begun work on an electric guitar at last. The body has been glued up for about 12 months and I am finally getting around to moving forward on the project.
I am making progress on a finger style arrangement of “Pearl of the Quarter” – a forgotten tune from my favourite Steely Dan album, which, if you’re nice to me, I’ll post up here when I’m happy with it.
Mrs Monkey and I began salsa lessons in January. Its great fun and in the spirit of working hard on fast dance moves for 45 minutes is a great workout too. But we really must practice in between lessons. There go those minutes, hours and days whipping by again.
Lots of political changes happening around the world too. I say “political” since this works as an appropriate label but politics, once decried as sinister and duplicitous, will be seen to rise above this. What we have now is little more than snakes spitting at each other in a pit.
On the upside, our fundraising charity, Chaithanya Orphanage UK, is working to fund a new education project in India during the new school year starting in July (around then, I think). This will be with primary school children in some of the remotest parts of Andhra Pradesh and working with the children of local poor farmers who have suffered endless droughts during recent years.
Sounds great (as Trump would say) but I did get a shock this morning when I went to transfer some cash to our friends.
Brexit has hit the pound and the pound to rupee value has sunk by 20% since June. Damn. Didn’t have as much money as we thought. Time to get our finger out so I’ll be focusing on that during the coming months.
Focus, focus, focus…. goals, goals, goals
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may…..
oh, and I just made my first ever biscuits….yum…