As the days draw in and I have more time on my hands, I’ve taken up a new hobby – or rather, rediscovered an old one.
As a child I took guitar lessons from a wonderful teacher, an older man who came from Juarez, in Mexico. I haven’t played guitar in many years, but last month I treated myself to a new purchase and came home with a Spanish guitar. Gosh, I’m rusty!
As usual, I’ve been reading up about my new interest too. Before I made my purchase, I toyed with buying an antique instrument (although common sense finally won out). I was particularly attracted to an instrument made in the 1800s by Pedro Fuentes, of the Zaragoza school of guitar making. How lovely it would be to own an instrument made by the guitar maker to the Royal Chamber!