I will be the first to admit that this isn’t my usual type of post. That much is obvious by the title.
It was my birthday back in June and I genuinely didn’t know what I wanted as a present from the husband. Until last week. So, my belated birthday present was bought and given to me. Exciting!
I have always had a thing for Tom Fletcher’s little pink ukulele. No, that’s not a euphemism. If you are familiar with the band McFly, you will know what I am talking about.
I discovered the aforementioned ukulele when the brilliant ‘Love Is Easy’ was released in 2012. It features heavily in the video and I decided there and then that it was a pretty awesome piece of kit. Cute, quirky and awesome. I always wished I could play guitar but it’s never something I have pursued. There was the expense to think about and then the time factor. With having a part time job and being a full time Mum, time isn’t something I’ve a huge amount of over the past two years. But now baby has turned into toddler. It’s a little easier.
I was walking down the street in my local town a few weeks ago when I saw a cute little ukulele in the window. I was surprised at how reasonably priced it was and thought to myself, “hmmmm, that could work…!” But, I carried on along my merry little way and didn’t think anything of it until I read somewhere that the ukulele is actually quite easy to learn.
So after much pondering, last week I bit the bullet and told the husband that I wanted one as my birthday present and I was so happy when HE GOT ME ONE!
I Googled how to tune it and realised that I was only just starting out I was going to need some help and so went on to order myself an electronic tuner. Well, today that arrived and I’m one step closer to picking up my little pink ukulele and starting our little pink musical journey together.
I have no idea whether I’ll be any good. I may be rubbish but I’m excited to give it a damn good go. Little munchkin adores ‘Love Is Easy’ so the challenge I have set myself is to learn that, for him. How cool will that be when he watches me play it for him? That will be a smile worth waiting for.
I’ll let you know how it goes, but in the mean time, have a look at how it’s done properly…