Chris has found an interesting programme which allows you to produce midi files by typing in all the notes into the programme, it's not too difficult to use, but is slower than writing a song on manuscript paper, so I spent ages typing in a song to produce a 49 second midi file, still it's quite impressive technology. I've played the tune I wrote so often that the rest of the family are all humming it by now!
Tonight we've invited some friends round to tea, three of them are vegetarians, so it's an interesting challenge to come up with a menu which will suit them and my carnivorous sons, I'll let you know how I get on! I also can't help noticing that there are going to be 9 people sitting down to dinner and that we only currently have 8 chairs to accomodate them, but I'm sure I'll find a way to fix that! Now I really must get out to the shops!