Thursday, 20 February 2014


Between bouts in the garden (oh the bliss of a mild February, even if it is wet!) I plonk myself in front of the TV to catch up on the Winter Olympics.  But rarely linger for long.  There really is only so much curling a woman can take.

Yesterday, for a change, I found myself watching a young Korean - Yuna Kim - doing wonderful things in a short freestyle programme.  I missed the beginning and much as I enjoyed her fluid movement over the ice and (almost) perfectly executed jumps, there was a part of me, totally distracted, thinking "What IS the music she's skating to?"  It was there, on the tip of my tongue.  I found myself catching fleeting words from it through the evening, but just could not pin it down.

This morning, I've found it. "Send in the Clowns" by Sondheim.  And this for me is the most achingly poignant version.  Not when she first sang it on stage in A Little Night Music, all those years ago.  But as she is now, with all her beautiful age and experience.

And this, Yuna Kim in all her glory ...


  1. At least your mind music has a bit of class! I find it's some damned advertising jingle that plagues me for a day or so.
    As we get older, we have to Google films or songs to jog the memories of who was in that?/ who sang this?/ who wrote that? We are doing it more regularly these days.

  2. Hi lesley, you're so right about the jingles! :) I need a bit of Google where I can hum the half line of the tune I can only vaguely remember and Google comes up with the answer. :)