onsdag den 8. juli 2009


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torsdag den 14. maj 2009

Coast to Coast

My name is Rupert Dale and I have for years dreamt of cycling across America. That is why I have decided this year that I will attempt to ride from Washington to San Francisco in June, July and August 2009 a total of 60-64 days which is approx. 5-6000 km, which will take approx. from June 20th to August 24th 2009. I will ride for Sclerosis Association and I want to support and raise money for the Danish concern. There are many people with the disease who are working hard to get their lives to work and there are many people, who are not always aware of the difficulties this disease entails. I would like to support the association, and if you want to sponsor me you will find information about payment on The Danish Scleroses Associations website:

http://shop.scleroseforeningen.dk/group.asp?group=10

I work as a teacher at Marie Jørgensens School, Odense, and teach English, woodwork, music and sport on a daily basis. I have special interest in cricket, marathon, folk music and cycling. I will do everything to implement this trip and take the obstacles which come as a challenge and hope I can focus on the association and that is likely to gather a little money. And then I am of course also going to cycle in a different and exciting countryside. On the way I will visit different schools in the U.S., where I will sing and tell a little about my trip and I will also point out that I cycle for sclerosis association.

mandag den 11. maj 2009

Sailing on (Summer)

Here are four seasonal songs I've written and donated to the Sclerosis Association. My intentions are to play and sing these songs at schools during my trip. I have already started to sing songs with children in different schools here in Denmark. The songs can be heard on the films below, sung by pupils at Marie Jørgensen's School in Odense at the annual spring concert.

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SUMMER

TELL ME ABOUT THAT SUMMER
WHEN THE WAVES WERE RIDING HIGH
AND GOLDEN FIELDS THAT RIPPLED
AND IT SEEMED LIKE FOREVER


TELL ME ABOUT THAT SUMMER
WHEN THE MOON WAS RISING HIGH
TELL ME ONE MORE TIME NOW
WAS IT TRUE

TELL ME ABOUT THAT SUMMER
WHEN THE SUN WAS FLYING HIGH
WE TALKED AND THEN YOU TOLD ME
THEN WE WENT OUT SAILING

WALKED WITH ME ALONG THE BEACH
GAVE ME THE REASON WHY
THAT WE COULD STAY TOGETHER
WHILE WE´RE
SAILING ON SAILING ON
THAT SUMMER
NEVER WAS THE SAME WITHOUT YOU
SAILING ON SAILING ON
THAT SUMMER
NEVER WAS THE SAME WITHOUT YOU
THAT SUMMERS COME AND GONE

Falling Flying (Autumn)

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Falling flying (Autumn)

Autumn comes and says goodbye
To september´s wind and sunny skies
Leaves of amber red and brown
Falling flying around the town
Falling flying around the town
Blow wind blow wind blow wind
Falling flying around the town

Spring seems so far away (Winter)

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Spring seems so far away (Winter)

Winter arrives
With its clear crystal sound
Children just skate
Holding hands
Turn around
We just stand
While the snow gently falls
And yet spring seems so far away

Turn on the lights now
And open the door
Turn on the lights for the new year
While we just stand
While the snow gently falls
And yet spring seems so far away

Coast to coast (Spring)

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Coast to Coast (Spring)


We walked for miles
And we always had something to say
Over the stiles
And then kicking the stones in the way

We talked for hours
Making plans for the future to be
Smiled and we laughed
And then looked out over the sea

Coast to coast
We´d just run away
Dream and run through the night
Coast to coast
We´d just hide away
And whistle those songs til it´s light.