Sunday, January 3, 2016

third


On the third day of the new year I'd love to share our Indi's newish song with you; Are we there yet?

Indi and her singing teacher Geoffrey Williams and his partner George co-wrote it and Geoffrey produced it, recorded it and played all the instruments. When you have a listen you might just recognise some of the little stories from our caravan trip that inspired the lyrics.

It's a funny thing to think of what we really expect as parents when we drive our kiddies to their extra curricular activities each week. When we drop them off, hand over the money, and then come back an hour later to drive them home. 

I guess we hope they'll learn a new skill, that they'll enjoy themselves, that they'll be able to express themselves creatively, that they'll be inspired, build on their confidence, perhaps pick up on some of the passion of the teacher, and maybe, just maybe, fall in love and take that skill with them wherever they go.

I'm not sure exactly how long our Indi has been having singing lessons with Geoffrey but I know that I posted about them way back in 2010 and she'd been going for a while before then. And I know that over these years she's gotten all that and so much more. Once, in the middle of a bit of a difficult pre-teen patch I arrived a bit early to find him teaching her how to moonwalk and her laughing for the first time in ages. It was amazing. 

I'm a firm believer in the village to raise a child thing and I'm super glad we've got Geoffrey in ours.

And I'm super excited to share their latest song with you.

So here it is...Are we there yet?

(click on the title to listen)


Just for fun I thought I'd include the original of the cover photo that I took in our Airbnb in Santorini, Greece and a few others from that same incredible house. It used to be a sock factory you know.





I'm so proud of our kid. Every time I listen to that track I can't stop smiling.

I hope you love it.


Love Kate xoxo


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    1. haha i know!! i always wondered who bought those bright appliances, but this one worked! x

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  2. Beautiful photos as always Kate. I have to run to the oven now but I'll come back and listen to Indi's song later.
    Thank-you for sharing! x

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  3. It's so good, they have all done great job on it!! Music is such a good thing for teens, such a great way to escape, relax, calm down and be themselves.

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    1. yay! i'm so pleased you like it. x

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  5. Wow! She has a lovely and unique voice. And such a cute song. Nice to hear kids singing something age appropriate. She should be proud of that track. And I am sure you are, too!

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  6. Hi there from the karoo,South Africa!loved the photos and Indi sings beautifully!!!big love

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  7. Lovely - such a beautiful voice! No wonder you're a proud mama. X

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  8. What a super up lifting song. Indi has a really lovely voice.

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  9. Such a beautiful song! Thanks so much for sharing something that has brightened up my Sunday evening :)

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  10. Oh Kate...that house! Gorgeous daughters and music too x

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  11. Wooohooo...fantastic. My little boy heard it from another room and came in to see what sounded so good:) Great song! Go Indie!

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  12. Wow what a talented girl - such a gorgeous voice! x

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  13. What a great song! It's going on my road tripping list :)

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  14. Beautiful song, beautiful voice, beautiful house, beautiful blue, beautiful everything!Have a great 2016!

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  15. ¡¡¡Que cancion mas bonita!!!! Tiene una voz preciosa, felicidades a Indi!!! Que casa mas hermosa que nos enseñas...

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  16. Beautiful voice, beautiful girl and beautiful place to stay. Glad you're back

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  17. I love it, amazing voice, lovely words!

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  18. What a beautiful song! She reminds me of Zee Avi. Tell her good job!

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  19. I love it! How fun! Fantastic Indi!!

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  20. She's fantastic!! Really is!!

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  21. So happy and uplifting. Great start to the morning ... thank you Indi.

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  22. Wow, that sound is amazing, kind of thing you'd expect to hear on the radio! Well done Indi, and Geoffrey too
    Xx

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    1. Sorry, that should say 'song' not 'sound', predictive text changed it. But it is an amazing sound too!

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  23. She has a beautiful voice, you should be very proud.

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  24. What an amazing daughter you have!

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  25. Was listening to Indi's song on my laptop and my husband thought that I'd turned the radio on ! A very "modern " sound. Well done girl.

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  26. Was listening to Indi's song on my laptop and my husband thought that I'd turned the radio on ! A very "modern " sound. Well done girl.

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  27. Indi has an amazing voice. Her songs are fantastic. Love them. Xxx so glad you're back on your blog too. I've missed peaking into your life

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  28. Indi has a lovely voice and its a good song. Thanks for sharing. Guida

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  29. That fridge!!!! Actually, just everything!!!!

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  30. Aw - Indi's music is gorgeous - she's going to enjoy the benefits of those after school activities through out her life - she'll go far! And as for Greece - just the best place for creative thinking and photography - and of course your photo's are stunning.

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  31. Loved it. What an inspiration to my own little girl who is travelling along the musical pathway. Nice one Indi. xx And thank you for sharing.

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  32. Indi- I just love it- I would buy an ep of hers if she records one!!!
    PS Kate- so exciting having a blog every day to read! x

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  33. I just listened to the song. Your daughter is very talented. I enjoyed listening. Congratulations Indi

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  34. Wow, what an amazingly talented young lady Indi is. This really put me in an upbeat mood and got my foot tapping. You should be sooo proud of her! xx

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  35. I love Indi's voice, she is very talented with the song writing too xx Sandi

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  36. Listened to Indi's song, she is so talented!!! I am in love with her voice and song writing talents. Listening to the rest of her stuff on soundcloud now, it's all so incredible xoxo Becky
    Meandering Foodies

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  37. There is so much I love about this post, Kate! I love Indi's song, the way it sounds, and feels... I love that you linked back to your beautiful earlier post about Indi singing - it reminded me of when I first "met" your blog all those years ago...
    I also found myself thinking about Indi's singing teacher, and why I recognised his name- then I realised that he is one of the teachers / leaders in the singers festival we are going to (up in Daylesford!) and I'm feeling excited that my daughter and I will get to see him, and people like him, and share and build our love of music, wherever they may lead... Thank you xx

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  38. Great song Indi. Brought a big smile to my and my 7 year old daughter's face xx

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  39. What a fun song! I love the story it tells. Such fun!

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  40. I love it! You know I do! I have missed lots of Marlo's violin lessons this year and she seems to practice at times I have left for work or am out walking so it wasn't until I heard her perform at the end of the year that I realised how great she is. She too has the most wonderful teacher and I think that is everything. Xxxalso: THAT HOUSE!!!

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