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the St Minver Silver Band so, the POVSs and I were having our farewell dinner, and the band struck up on the green at the top of the beach. . .
the tune the smaller/younger people recognised was the theme to Wallace and Gromit, I recognised a few more. . .
the band marched up the hill, followed by the crowd (we took photos from the balcony* of the bar, where we were having coffee and hot chocolates**) (*in fact, the whole restaurant**** emptied onto the balcony to watch!) (**we were only having our coffees/hot chocolates here because we were bumped off our table by Harry Enfield*** - who's looking very old and grey these days)(***he didn't leave his table, now I come to think of it)(****but not miserable Harry). . .
. . .and there the St Minver Silver Band stopped the traffic whilst playing the Floral Dance to the delight of the crowd and everyone danced in the street
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(I mentioned another of the delights of traditional English entertainment to my children - namely morris men - and they looked at me blankly)

6 comments:

Mel said...

Oh.......dancing in the street!

Oh my. What a wonderful send-off to the whole bunch of you.
I can hear the Wallace and Grommit tune. *laughing*

I've lived with a Brit tooooooooooo long, huh? *laughing*

katherine. said...

how cool is that...
strike up the band!
dancing in the street!

a whole parade at dusk...what a great little send off for you and the POVS

although I have no idea who Wallace and Grommit are....let alone their tune. I'll go look 'em up

katherine. said...

ahhh…okay

moreidlethoughts said...

Perhaps you could demonstrate Morris dancing for the POVs? I think we all to to whiffle occasionally.;-)

I, Like The View said...

dinah I felt so ashamed. . . how could they not know?

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katherine. pleased to be educating you!

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Mel it was a very quaint send-off! altho we were bumped off our table by Harry Enfield - when The Brit returns, get him to tell you about Kevin and Perry. . .

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mig said...

LOL :) My children never got the opportunity to not know about Morris Dancing but they'd would certainly prefer not to know about it :)
They photos are fabulously evocative, they're like paintings :)