Category Archives: Family fun

Me mucking about with the family.

Eight Year-Old Composer


 

Original YT playout date: 21 April 2009
Duration: 5:17

Sophie likes to ad lib a bit on the keyboards – maybe she will compose something big one day.
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Indian Meal at Nikhil’s Asian Village, Raszyn


Original YT playout date: 18 April 2009
Duration: 16:02

“This was my wife’s choice for our Wedding Anniversary. It’s one of our favourite restaurants, and definitely the best Indian restaurant in Poland.

We tend to eat there a bit, and then get the rest packed up. It does for several meals afterwards!”
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To You, Who Soar on Eagle’s Wing – original Song for my wife


Original YT playout date: 13 April 2009
Duration: 1:29

To my wife, who is like an angel in human form, I wrote the present song (words and melody) in 2002 in Moscow.

I wasn’t able to play it very well, and I am still not very good at performing it – maybe some musicians out there can help me do a proper rendering of this composition? There are two verses here, but the whole poem was four verses long, and I cannot remember all of it. The chords given below are what they should be – the piano here is obviously not in that key, even before I chipmunked it!

1. To (C)you, who (G)soar on (a)eagle’s (e)wing

A(a)bove all (C)other (e)women,

To (a)you al(e)one this (a)song I (C)sing

My (a)heart with (G)love a-(e)brimmin'(E)

To (a)you al(e)one this (a)song I (C7)sing

My (F)heart with (G7)love a-(C)brimmin'(G)

2. The mountain lake and forest fringe

Are fair enough to view

But far beyond their beauty’s range

I hold the look of you

I cannot recall the third verse, which related to the sound and scent of her, but the fourth verse logically follows:

4. Because my senses you full fill

Good sense it seems to make

That I should love and love you still

And never you forsake.

And that’s exactly what I’ve done!
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Elena’s birthday


Original YT playout date: 13 April 2009
Duration: 12:48

Here’s a little memento of the party we had for my angelic wife Elena’s recent birthday. We got some of her favorite people and went to one of her favorite places – Kolomyja in Konstancin Jeziorna.
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Banja Luka


Original YT playout date: 15 March 2009
Duration: 4:32

It’s a restaurant in Warsaw, ul Pulawska 101, where we took Takahiro-san after his wonderful demo of Japanese calligraphy, which you will have seen on my channel.
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Tanya’s birthday, Again!


Original YT playout date: 13 March 2009
Duration: 12:25

I did a Tanya’s birthday before, but as you can imagine, there’s one per year!
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Tooth Won’t Go Back!


Original YT playout date: 8 March 2009
Duration: 1:09

“Little Tanya lost one her two front teeth, which can happen, when you’re a kid. She tries to put it back, but it won’t go back. She accepts this philosophically.

Unproduced digital camera footage. Little time for post-production at that time.
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Huliganov’s Cookery Show #3 – Lithuanian Sandwiches


Lithuanian sandwiches, Huliganov Cookery Show, culinary, Elena,

Original YT playout date: 8 March 2009
Duration: 6:42

Following on from the success of “Huliganov Salad” and “Streets of Philadelphia”, Viktor Huliganov showcases “Lithuanian sandwiches”, in which at least one element, the bread, actually comes from Lithuania and the other bits can easily be found there. Probably.

No Lithuanians were hurt in the making of this sandwich. No Lithuanians have probably ever actually eaten this sandwich. The latter may account for the former, and vice versa.

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The rooks, the horse, the cat and the snowman


Original YT playout date: 3 March 2009
Duration: 14:18

The rooks come home to rest, and I take my kids to their horse therapy. Later on we see our balcony snowman and discuss how the comments of a few morons led to my needing to take down a successful film. Between these morons on the one hand and morons like Warners on the other, I am losing material these days almost as fast as I can put it up.
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Lessons from Grandma


Original YT playout date: 1 March 2009
Duration: 34:24

Sophie learns knitting and scone making, two traditional crafts handed down in England from grandmothers to grandchildren.
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Berko Revisited


Original YT playout date: 28 February 2009
Duration: 14:26

It’s Berkhamsted revisited, on a request by a disgruntled resident of that town, who didn’t like my last footage.
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Bovingdon Revisited


Original YT playout date: 23 February 2009
Duration: 23:27

More footage from my recent visit to the UK. We have fun in the car.
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