Daily Archives: January 1, 2015


To make you smile

When my daughter Sarah was about 10 years old she made a coffee coaster for me as a fathers’ day school art project. The coaster was made from a CD jewel case and had some paper artwork on one side and a poem she had written on the other side. The coaster sat on my desk for a decade as a constant reminder for me. One of my colleagues noticed it one day and said to me “You should write some music for that.” I don’t know why that hadn’t occurred to me before but it hadn’t. So I wrote a melody, recorded it and created a video for it, put the DVD in the jewel case and gave it to her Christmas 2015. Here is that video.