The Country Of Cornwallland

Flag Of Cornwallland
Flag Of Cornwallland
Here is an interesting supplementary on the topic of Celtic independence: Cornwallland.

Whilst I have blogged often about Panceltainia and indeed Cornissia, it has actually always been most deepest in my heart to call this land “Cornwallland”.

Yes, with three L‘s.

Of course, at first mention it sounds somewhat flippant, especially with three L‘s in its spelling.

But there is a reason it has stuck by me all these years and only continued to strengthen its appeal to me.

That reason is love.

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Armageddon Chess

Armageddon ChessA game of Chess which must be won before the world disappears.

This is an intriguing little variant of mine, played exactly the same as standard classical Chess, but without squares.

What?! You ask? NO SQUARES??!! Yes, that is correct.

In fact it is easier to play than you might first imagine.

The beauty of this game is not only its entertainment value, but as we all know, it is a lot easier to just carry about some pieces in a small pouch than also a hefty wooden, or even roll up board.

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Tenor Harp ~ Authentic Terminology For An Authentic Harmonica

Tenor Harp Hohner CX12 Jazz
Hohner CX12 Jazz Tenor Harp
Here is an interesting story of how about I came to play the Tenor Harp.

Those familiar with my blog will know that I am originally a lounge pianist, who has performed in many locations such as the Royal Palace, Turin.

Yet since returning to England shortly after the turn of the millennium, it began to become ever moreso apparent to me that the Piano was only a burden on my freedom.

Whilst passionately in love with the instrument since only a child, it would become both the heartbreak and the revelation of my musical destiny.

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Tidings…

Dear all my good and cherished YllwChlk followers, it has been some time since I paused blogging and I apologise for this break in transmission.

However, it would be right to mention I have been under a tremendously heavy cloud of raining obligations, of which are now almost out of the way.

Herewith I would like to assure you my blogging will be back at full steam in the coming days and with many interesting articles in the pipeline.

I hope you are all well and I salute your patience.

~ Simon Jepps

Boo!

Boo! ~ Egg Noodles & Baked BeansHere is a recipe I created especially for those moments when you haven’t done the shopping, can’t be bothered to do the shopping and… well, shopping.

The ingredients for one person are as follows:

  • 1 nest of Egg Noodles
  • 1 can of Baked Beans
  • 1 slice of bread.

Cook the noodles and beans in separate saucepans, obviously, but whence both are ready, drain the noodles, return them to the pan and blend the beans into them. Stir them together as evenly as you can.

Usually if it were any other meal, I would say mushy Baked Beans are paramount, but with Boo! it is important to maintain a good amount of juice.

This is so the noodles do not suck the beans dry.

Serve with any drink of your choice.

And that’s… Boo!

The Phantom Of The Chess Board

The Phantom Chess Piece By Simon Jepps
Phantom

Chess is like an Opera,
The board a theatre,
The pieces the performers,
Yet the game has only just begun.
Phantom to f4.

The centuries long search for the next evolution of Chess by Grandmasters and Chessicians alike has indeed proved itself a worthy adversary to even the greatest minds.

Yet perhaps this little wonder which has boggled so many for such a long time is and always has been staring us in the face. Laughing at us. Dancing around us unawares. Teasing us with possibilities but then never materialising to grant us its existence.

Indeed the “holy grail” that is the evolution of Chess may very well have driven many a player insane with torment.

Today however, I do believe that someone, who has lurked amongst the shadows of the Chess board for so many centuries, seems to have forgotten their cape.

Elusive, aren’t they, Phantoms?

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Keytoy ~ Custom Styling By Jepps

Keytoy ~ Custom Styling By Jepps
Theatre grade glow in the dark tape applied to sharps and flats, whilst black electrician tape softened surrounding case appearance.
I simply adore my Hohner Superforce 37. In fact I adore it so much I decided it was time to give it a manicure and custom artistic makeover.

The result? A finely tuned and responsive, totally radioactive Keytoy.

It had been begging me to do it. In fact the day it arrived the first thing it said was, “Please don’t call me a Superforce 37…”

Damn right. Whilst my favourite Keytoy, or Melodica, or whatever you want to call it, the name SUPERFORCE 37 has never settled with me on any particularly personal level, at all.

Hence, in addition to the reed adjustments I spent a good couple of hours undertaking, the abominable logo has now gone from its now most graciously decorated face.

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