We’ve somewhat reluctantly started packing to leave for Tarragona, mainly because we are waiting with baited breath for something else to go wrong as it inevitably seems to when we make plans! Ann is at least walking short distances now, and we have returned the wheelchair and zimmer frame to Jalon Valley Help (to whom many thanks for their assistance). However, speed of recovery has now slowed somewhat and Ann will need to do a lot of rehab exercise in the next few weeks if she is to get full mobility back.
We had our final concert of the season on Saturday, which went really well. The last couple were for Easter which meant nearly all religious music, so it was good to get stuck in to some secular stuff. We combined for the finale with another MVC to do four songs, and with over sixty voices made a really good sound. I must admit I get a real buzz from it, and wish I had learned to play an instrument and read music when I was young. I remember being sat in the back row of the chapel at Cottesmore school and being told not to sing as I was a “growler”. Thus are our futures shaped! We had a meal with Alun (Bonecrusher) and Ann Price at a massive great Chinese buffet place called WOK afterwards. Excellent company, especially with the Welsh having got hammered at rugby that afternoon, and the food was ok but on a somewhat industrial scale.
After several days of blazing heat the weather here has broken. It is much cooler (only about 24C) and thunder is rumbling in the mountains. Everyone is hoping it will bring some rain, although it would be a case of far too little far too late as far as the farmers are concerned. We are leaving on Sunday morning and the wifi where we are going is pretty iffy, so don’t be surprised if communication is somewhat sporadic.
Steven, if you read this please look at your e/mail and let me have a reply. If anyone is in touch with him, please forward the message!
Must go, a bit of domestic godding to do. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the end of July. Andy.