A Typically English Sunday Afternoon
July 9, 2017 4:34pm CST
We had a lovely day today - we attended an outdoor performance of our local town band on the green outside the church. They played all sorts of music, and there was something to suit everyone. Cream teas were provided for free - scones, jam, clotted cream and strawberries, and lemonade or tea to drink. (Of course we left a donation). The band had a break after an hour, and that's when the Morris Dancers came on to entertain us. Morris Dancers are English folk dancers, and they are fun to watch as they wield their sticks and bells. They were accompanied by a fiddle and accordion, and we really enjoyed watching them, and then the band came back for another hour. The weather was lovely - sunny with a gentle breeze. It was the perfect afternoon. Did you do anything special on your Sunday? Photo is of my hanging basket as the one of Morris Dancers wouldn't load.
57 people like this
• El Paso, Texas
Oh what a bummer @jaboUK I looked up Morris dancers on wikipedia and found this:
• Perth, Australia
@jaboUK Oh what happened to my post! I have just seen it like that today. Anyway, as I was saying, "As I was reading your post, I was imagining the place and can see you all having fun." When there are dancing the event can really become so much fun.
What a lovely way to spend Sunday. There are events planned every Sunday in summer, most of the time is music with free appetizers and a drink. Yesterday it was cloudy and they had announced thunderstorms, we stayed at home, it rained a little but no storms.
• Goodfellow, Texas
@jaboUK - Ms Janet - Seems to me that "old folks" should ease back on such strenuous activity as watching dancers and actors at their work. Flower-growing (yes). Dancer-watching (probably not). No matter that. It is quite acceptable to enjoy a nice Sunday afternoon. Glad you did so. -Gus-
• United Kingdom
Well this is England so we can't rely on good weather even in the summer. There's usually an alternative - in this case they would have performed in the church hall if it was raining. However there are a lot of outdoor music festivals scattered around the country - if it rains there, they just get wet!
Just a Thank You Note here for showing us so many beautiful flowers: I hope that you enjoy this beautiful piece of music. I have listened to it for as long as I can remember things. Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
Found this website: They have them, I don't understand why they are available in England and not here in Canada.
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I didn't do much on my Sunday; It was a quiet day with Marty Hamster at home. I did do laundry which I really enjoy doing and some reading. I think your Sunday sounds splendid. Glad you got to go to the event . It sounds like a great time. I think your hanging basket is amazing in its beauty. The flowers all go perfectly with each other, and it is all around gorgeous! Hope you hve a just as great day on Monday!