Category Archives: Sophie

Sophie James is the star of this show!

Sophie’s Piano Practice


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

She’s on two hands, already. Progress can be painful, but as they say, “no paino, no piano”.
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Inauguration!


Original YT playout date: 12 September 2009
Duration: 11:45

You wanna know what ceremony there is in Poland when kids go to school at the start of a new year? This is the inauguration of a new year of school. I don’t remember any pomp and circumstance like this when I were a lad in England. We didn’t have school songs, school flags, we didn’t sing the national anthem, and take oaths, and swear lifelong allegiance to the country. We did in the scouts of course, but not at school. Maybe we should have. But from my eyes, all this is entirely unfamiliar. Maybe the American viewers will recognise it more. You’ll see Sophie in there enjoying herself with her classmates, and the footage is from about two years ago. (The September 2008 at the beginning should say 2007, but what the heck) I didn’t put it up fresh as I have only just worked out how to get my mini DVs into the computer! (Don’t expect any technical prowess on this channel.) Enjoy. Read the rest of this entry

The Pancakes of the Opera


Original YT playout date: 27 August 2009
Duration: 4:31

I eat pancakes while Sophie sings the Phantom of the Opera song.
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Not gonna get us


Original YT playout date: 23 August 2009
Duration: 1:35

Huli is joined by a little Tatu impromptu tribute group, Sophie and her friend Bom, singing the Russian classic.
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Huliganov doth Shakespeare


Original YT playout date: 31 May 2009
Duration: 15:25

Teaching Sophie the famous balcony scene in Romeo and Juliet.
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La Voix


Original YT playout date: 17 May 2009
Duration: 3:13

“Move over, Malena Ernman! Little eight-year old Sophie is gonna re-set the whole standard for the singing of La Voix, the Swedish entry to this year’s Eurovision song contest. I thought this was the best entry, although I have to give kudos to Alexandr Rybak who wrote and performed his own winning entry for Norway, despite actually being Belarussian.

No more “”Norvege, nul points”” this year. Rybak’s entry had an record breaking score (helped no doubt by the fact that there are now 42 voting countries, not just 18 or so like when ah were a lad). Still, I was sorry to see Sweden’s siren only about half way down the scoreboard when all 42 countries had given their verdicts.

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Scenes from Domestic Life


Original YT playout date: 2 May 2009
Duration: 8:24

Some images from the balcony before the plants start to recover from the winter.
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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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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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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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