Y is for Yachtsman

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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Yvonne is a yachtswoman and Yuri is a yachtsman. They learned to sail as youngsters on inland lakes. Later they served as crew in offshore regattas. They yearn to sail solo around the world, but it might take them years to earn enough to finance such a venture. Meanwhile they are learning all they can about winds and currents and the experiences of other people, who have set of on circumnavigation of the globe.

Further reading: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (and all his other books)

Sir Francis Chichester

 

Sea travel was used in ancient times. Jonah found a ship that was going to Tarshish. Jonah !  (Why not read the whole Book of Jonah? It is very short.)

St Paul was shipwrecked Acts 27 

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X is for Xylophonist

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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Xavier and Xena are xylophonists. They play other percussion instruments as well. They played on toy xylophones as children. Now they have studied music to a high level. Their favourite piece is Fossils from the Carnival of Animals by Saint Saens. The xylophone is still their favourite instrument. After all, with names beginning with X, what would you expect?

Further reading: Evelyn Glennie

Xylophone

The Carnival of the Animals – Fossils

Psalm 150 has already been mentioned in this series of A to Z posts. It has a list of instruments on which God is to be praised. Surely all instruments (including the xylophone) may be used to praise God!

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W is for Weaver

Once again I have picked a theme for the A to Z Challenge. This time I aim to entertain rather than to educate. My theme is careers or occupations. I begin with a piece of creative writing.

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William and Wendy are weavers. William uses a handloom and Wendy has a loom, which almost fills a room. They are craft-workers, who make home-furnishings and scarves.

They do not need electricity or even the power from a water-wheel to work their looms. All the power comes from their hands and feet. They set up the warp and create beautiful patterns when they add the weft. Wool and natural fibres are their favourite yarns. Shuttles and needles are kept in their workboxes when not in use.

Further reading: Weaving

Loom

The curtains for the tabernacle were quite elaborate. They were protected by a tent woven from goat’s hair. Exodus 26: 1-14. Exodus 28:1-48 describes the priestly garments and other items. In the same way that God instructed Noah on the design of the ark, He instructed Moses in these passages.