This was the sight I saw this evening as the sun went down – the view from the back of the house we rent. It couldn’t have been more lovely.


We had a great weekend – two parties – completely different. The first was an outside affair with performances such as a slack rope artist and bicycle pianist – a bonfire, great company. I drank too much red wine and had a hideous hangover in the morning but felt well enough for the Saturday night party – my cousin’s 50th. This was staged in her farm warehouse and they’d brought in two great bands – one of them fronted by Ray Wilson who briefly was the lead singer of Genesis when Phil Collins first left.

Back home now and this Wednesday’s my birthday and we’re going to see Seckou Keita in Nottingham then next weekend’s my stepmother’s 70th party down near Arundel!!! Phew!!!

We’re thinking of going to the Gambia for 3 weeks before Christmas to suss out a few meetings in preparation for next years’ festivals and happenings so all in all a busy time.

Here’s a link to the photos of the two parties!