My page-turner appears to be following along with the music but proves somewhat of a distraction during recording. Then I completely lost my place. (Cut out that bit! ) Take 2 to follow.

Traditional Christmas carol. Words by Phillips Brooks. There are two melodies for this carol, this is the lesser known and I think more gentle version by Lewis H. Redner. This score is in B flat major from book The Joy of Christmas, arranged for piano by Denes Agay.
Piano: Roland digital RP501R
Settings: Piano 1 Concert Grand /7 choral accompaniment. Ambience Off.
Pianist: TopCat3 Intermediate level (ABRSM/AMEB approx Grade 3-4)

Here we go on a walk outside to see the lights around Radiance's rose garden and running water feature, neither of which you can see's dark now! See the pageant scenes in the upstairs windows and the stable with Baby Jesus a-asleep on the hayy...ğŸŽ¼ğŸŽ¶ğŸŽ¶

Just a short clip to round off the visit. A most beautiful and prized part of Radiance's collection is this mechanical musical organ wall ornament, a 30-year vintage piece that Ted gave to Radiance for her collection on their first Christmas in Australia. He continues to buy her a new piece every year. This year it was the inflatable Santa on a motorcycle (I'm guessing it's a Harley 😉) seen near the rose garden lights at the start of Video 2.

Here I take you on a walk outside to the lights around Radiances's rose garden and running water feature, see the pageant scenes in the upstairs windows and the stable with Baby Jesus a-asleep on the hayyy.

Radiance and Ted put up a Christmas Lights and toy display every year, indoors and out. People come from all over Sydney to their home in North Richmond to view. They have been collecting these working models and lights since they married over 60 years ago in South Africa and have continued their collection since coming to Australia in the mid 1980s and love to share their joy of Christmas with all who visit.

A large, greedy and highly destructive bird found in urban and country areas. Body about the size of my little Siamese cat! A flock of these will strip a farmer's field in minutes. Lemons and oranges are stolen from garden trees and left on the ground with one neat bite missing. Word seems to have got around the "cocky" community that there is a new bird-feeder in town and my king parrots and wattle birds are looking on folornly as this cocky contorts himself acrobatically to reach the sunflower seeds and oats.

King parrots are found on the east coast of Australia. They are friendly and respond well to being fed suitable seed and fruits, porridge oats etc. This one is sheltering from the rain in the birdfeeder as he nibbles his lunch. Males have red heads and chests and females and juveniles are green with red abdomen. They have a piping call.


Created 4 months ago.

8 videos

CategoryPets & Wildlife

Tales of the parrots, possums and pussycats in my life, with maybe some piano, plants and politics.