Thanks for popping in. Just a quickie, as we’re off out to The Black Deer Rock Festival down the road. It is a 3-day event, and the line up is excellent. Well, for me. Anais Mitchell, The Pretenders, Bonnie Raitt??? That’ll do me just lovely! I just blasted David Bowie through the house whilst giving it a quick hoover and a tidy up. That’s got me in the Music Festival mood for sure! You have to seize the moments, friends. It would be so easy to say “Sod it. It’s too hot. Let’s pass, and go tomorrow”. You understand.
Yesterday we went to a little gathering in a gallery near Brighton – in Hove actually. A very interesting ceramicist was giving a talk. She was fascinating – and her work is sublime. So you can imagine, I was soaking up her knowledge and her story like a sponge. Again, it would have been too easy to say, “Sod it. it’s too hot. Let’s pass. ” But what a brilliant evening we would have missed. I am inspired. I also met the Gallery owner’s mother. 90 years old. You’d NEVER believe she was 90. Incredible. She’d travelled down on her own on the train from London. We instantly hit it off, and the more we talked, the more we realised how much we had in common. So we are going to meet up in London, and continue our conversation soon. Maybe a day at the V&A would be peach.
These experiences only happen when you allow them to happen. They make life richer, don’t they. Require a little effort, a little more when it’s searingly hot, but beats watching TV and bitching about the state of the nation!
Day 5 and still no water here. You don’t realise how precious water is until you haven’t got any! Fortunately, we have one of those water cooler things in the kitchen, so drinking water is not an issue. And Dave has brought big drums of water from work, to use to flush the loo and water the little herb garden we just planted up a couple of weeks ago. They’ve announced a hose ban in Kent and Sussex starting the 26th of this month now. Bit late in the day, but hey ho. This too shall pass. Although I have a feeling this could be an ongoing problem. Too many houses in the Southeast and not enough reservoirs.
Ah well. We’re off to the festival. I shall look forward to using their loos. Now that’s not something you hear every day! Somebody looking forward to using Festival toilets!!! Yummy!!
Have a great weekend.
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Barb x x x