I’m loving the Granny’s Bonnets that are springing up in every border. Here are two of them.
It is so good to be back singing with my choirs. Today with the Suitcase Singers, we sang a beautiful piece – Wild Mountain Thyme – rewritten by Belfast man Frances McPeake in 1957. It is based upon an earlier Scottish folk song ‘The Braes of Balquhidder- written by Robert Tannahill (1774-1810) – and arranged by Claire Ingleheart, our leader.
There is bunting up in the garden next door! The following are Sue’s words as her brother returns from 18 months in Antarctica with the British Antarctic Survey.
His journey included voyaging on the Sir David Attenborough from Rothera to the Falklands (via Cornish Island and an icy dip), flight from Port Stanley to Brize Norton, being picked up by his sweetheart Philly and ferried back to Cornwall via Mama and Papa Byrde in Dorset. Preparations here included picking a kilo of asparagus and the wrangling of much bunting”
Welcome home, Pete.