As I mentioned in this post, our family have been hoping to get a violin. Amy had wanted to learn another instrument for quite a while, and she had originally mentioned it last year. So Brian and I had discussed it and decided that now really would be a great time for her to learn the violin. Amys music teacher and several other friends, had given us great advice to consider when making our purchase, for which we were extremely grateful!
Just this week Brian and I planned to take just Amy, along shopping with us into our nearest city. This in itself was a treat for her, as we could shop the big sales in the department stores, without having to stop for feeds, bathroom breaks, food...etc. We got many great deals on quality clothing (mainly for Meg and Amy) with as much as 70% off the original price! Though it must be said, that we still save far more by shopping at secondhand/thrift stores! When we had finished our shopping we stopped at a fast food place, *gasp* and filled our tummies before heading on once more. Brians took us into a kitchenware place where we found Kilner canning jars for €3 with 20% off! The cheapest I had ever seen them for in Ireland was €10 a jar!!!!! We bought all they had!
Just when Amy thought we were done and heading for home...we ventured into a small music store. Her face was priceless, as we told the man that we had come in to buy a violin! Amy was SO happy and thanked her Daddy and I for our gift! We hurried home and arrived just in time for Amys music teacher to arrive! Miss Murphy did some piano practice with her, and then spent the rest of her lesson on basic violin care and giving her some basic things to practice on until next week! We all had a blast trying out our new instrument!
Ooops a wrong note!