Of course I snapped it up, brought it home and put it in the hands of the keen little musician, who surprisingly didn't launch into the expected rendition of Early Years thrash metal, but actually created some chilled-out sounds, even though he's got no idea how to play it yet.
But the budding guitarist has got his wits about him you know. When I put in a request for Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, he quickly whipped out an empty jar, requesting donations! Blimmin' cheek! I thought I saw him taking a longer than usual interest in the buskers of Bury St Edmunds the other day. Crikey, who knows where this £4 find will lead. It might amount to nothing or it could turn into a very satisfying hobby. Watch this space, Simon Cowell...
So if your recycling centre hasn't got a Reuse Bay, it really is worth suggesting to your council that they include one if space allows. They can offer lots of potential for keeping stuff in circulation and all sorts of things out of landfill. Maybe you've already got a great one in your area and have picked up some excellent finds yourself. If so, I'd love to know what extraordinary finds have also been music to your own ears.
And on that little note (excuse the pun)...here's what I've disovered can actually be achieved with a classical guitar. I'll show Little T this video when he comes home from school later. I'll also mention that if he ever reaches this standard, his tip jar could be filled up quite quickly.... enjoy.