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Going on 5-day break - help needed !
Going on holiday - how do I smuggle the violin aboard ?
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BillyG
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April 21, 2014 - 5:18 am
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ROFL - we're just about to go away on a break.... my good lady doesn't yet know I intend to smuggle the violin aboard the car....

Any "advice" is welcomed from you chaps who may have gone on holiday and felt the need to smuggle - oh - like your golf clubs or fishing tackle aboard the car - and - on arrival at the destination go "Oh heck - would you look at that - I must have left them there from the last time...."

See you all next weekend, keep on fiddlin'

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Hmmmm.. Ok, you tell her that you just packed it on impulse, because you thought at that moment it might be a romantic/sweet idea to be able to play for her at some of the places you're going to.. Then say "Sorry, I guess it was a really dumb idea.." and give her that look like a little boy whose goldfish just died or something.

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Fiddlerman
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April 21, 2014 - 3:11 pm
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Maybe a secret hidden compartment somewhere on your car. What kind of vehicle are we talking about???

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What about just strapping it to the top of your car and tell your wife it's an extra luggage compartment for storing your sox / socks. http://fiddlerman.com/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-wink.gif

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Hahahaaa! Nice ideas, LOL!
Take it ot the case, put near the back window and tell that this is a car decoration, like those little toys which many put on the panels duncecap

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Why would she have a problem with you bringing it?

 

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I just took my fiddle to the Philippines and back.

Did the same thing in china and on a pacific cruise.

Go for it mate. When ya got to fiddle, ya got to fiddle. :)

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@DanielB ha ha ha ha ha...

Funny post...but it is a serious issue... I am wondering if I would go anywhere if I couldn't take the violin... maybe up to three days.. hum.. not really ...no really.

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It's important to practice every day!

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We're back - and we're still on good terms! LOL

Thanks for the advice folks !

The prize 1st-place has to go to @DanielB for the disclaimer !

While away, managed to work on a new tune, "The Ball o' Kirriemuir", and a few practice shots at the Can-can party! Submissions soon !

Heck - I missed you lot - good to be back thumbs-up !

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Welcome back Bill.

Look forward to your Can can submission and maybe even "The Ball o' Kirriemuir" :)

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Thank you for the WB, Pierre, and also for your somewhat apparently reluctant desire to "maybe even" hear the old "Ball O' Kirriemuir" bagpipes-1254 ( just kiddin' with yah ) - I shall of course try to make it a worthwhile effort !!!!
Actually, the choice was from a suggestion by @OldOgre, who reckons it sounds like a good "drinking song" (not something we Scots are well known for, of course, so I need a bit of practice... fiddle, that is... )

Aye, it's good to be back!

Oh, and by the way - the Can-can is driving me insane - I just want to play it faster and faster to the point where my fingers lose synch with my bowing..... gonna have to have a word with @Barry for suggesting this one.... grrrrrr !!!

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Maybe it helps if you dance the can can while playing it. LOL

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