18.04.2014 - 20.04.2014
Well, been in England for almost a week now, and has taken quite a few days to recover from the jetlag - must be getting older! Weather, until today, has been fine, with crisp mornings. Rain today, though.
Went to a village craft fair on Friday - had a great time looking round the various stalls, with some very tempting items for sale, and would have bought some except for the difficulty of getting them back to NZ! However, had a lovely lunch there and enjoyed some great entertainment by the pianist. That was followed by a tiki tour of some very quaint English villages, complete with village ponds, ducks and ducklings, reached by very narrow lanes flanked by hedgerows, in the English style.
Yesterday we went to an evening concert in a local cafe - very interesting setting, in an old house with very small rooms - audience was spread between 3 rooms, none bigger than about 3m x 3m! We were in the 'tent', or the 'back room', ceiling of which was draped with material, and seating ranged from large cushions to uncomfortable couches! We watched the performers on CCTV. Included in the price of the evening ($40) was a meal, which was good, if somewhat late arriving. The first act was a band called Hawk - not really our preferred style - but the second was a young guitarist called Will McNicol - amazingly talented young man, and well worth hearing. Would definitely listen to him again given the opportunity.