Daily Archives: August 19, 2012

Carn Marth Gig, A Murmuration of Bees and Hairy Dieters’ Delicious Dish

1    The gig at Carn Marth was beautiful!  It was a lovely relaxed affair with the barbecue burning, children playing, scarecrows were being made for the competition and all while we were singing our hearts out, all 100 of us, all taught by Claire, and, after an horrendous forecast of torrential rain, the sun shone on us! Brilliant!   I only have a picture of the three choirs enjoying our warm-up.

Inglehearts, Suitcases and Riversiders warming up prior to Carn Marth Gig

2    When I came home, I sat in the arbour at the back of the garden, knitting and listening to nothing but the murmuration of the bees and was reminded of this lovely piece by Tennyson, especially the last line.

“…………….  and sweet is every sound,

Sweeter thy voice, but every sound is sweet;

Myriads of rivulets hurrying thro’ the lawn,

The moan of doves in immemorial elms,

And murmuring of innumerable bees.”

3   For supper tonight I made a delicious dish from the Hairy Bikers turned Dieters – Spanish Style Chicken Bake.  I’ll post the recipe if anyone is interested. It was warm enough for us to eat outside tonight too.  Lovely.

Spanish Style Chicken Bake a la Hairy Dieters with a couple of variations

P.S.    For your information and delectation,  ‘murmuration’ is the collective word for a flock of starlings as well as the sound of murmurings.  Just thought you might like to know!


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