les Davey de France

Alan and Pat live and work in Bordeaux. Alan is a pastor and Pat was a nurse. Now we work with UFM worldwide. Read on! (If you'd like to know what took us to Bordeaux, then start with the archives from September 2004)

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

My birthday present came on Monday - a bit early - like six weeks !

It's a plastic trombone.

Yeah, I know.

But this firm in England has started producing plastic trombone which are playable and have certain advantages over the usual variety - they're very light, they're very robust and they cost £50. And they're selling like hot cakes.

So I obtained authorisation to have one of these for my birthday and when some became available I ordered one, delivered to a friend in North Wales and sent on here.

It's a marvel. Bright yellow plastic, but it's playable. It's sure playable.

Renaud prof de trombone is all agog. He wonders whether it'd be a good idea for the tinies who are starting lessons.

Maybe, but also I think they'd go down wonderfully well in street bands - if we could get 200 red ones we'd sell the lot in one weekend at the Feria de Dax or at Condom for the banda festival.


minternational said...

We'd like to see a picture, please. Harold was pestering us about a PBone for Christmas (we resisted). Maybe you can set yourself up as Mr PBone distributor in France and make a packet.......

Annie said...

The first thing I thought of upon reading "plastic trombone" is the vuvuzela...