Out and About at Great Gaddesden!
It’s just a very quick blog tonight as I’m already to hit the road and to head off first thing tomorrow morning to Suffolk to perform my Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree at Cavendish Memorial Hall. I picked up my new Sat Nav on Monday so I’m keeping my fingers crossed all we go well and this Sat Nav wont give up on me like the other one did in mid journey.
I’ve now had the phone call and e-mail confirming that Connie has been officially deemed beyond economical repair which is very sad. I’m going to have to give back the higher van on the 14th July straight after my show, so the rush is on to find a new van between now and then. I’m out every-day performing so it’s not going to be an easy task and I can’t afford the time to mess around going from one dealer to another. I have an hour tomorrow to make some calls from which I hope I can sort out my future wheels.
The Plate Smash!
Last Sunday I took some time out to visit the Great Gaddesden Summer Fair which took place in and around the church. The fair had all the usual things like the Teddy Tombola and Beat the Rat while tea and cakes were served in the church. It was a delightful day although I was horrified to see the quality of some of the china which was making it’s way onto the China Smash stall. I dread to think how many treasures were lost that day as I saw a box of beautiful plates from the 1930s waiting in the wings to be smashed. I had to walk away as I can’t bear to see lovely things destroyed.
Great Gaddesden Church
Tea and Cakes in the Church!
Dave – A Crafts Man at Work!
This week I’ve been out and about performing my 4th July show songs from The Great American Song Book. On my way home from Maids Moreton today I called into Bletchley as I needed to have my handbag re stitched, a skill very few boot menders have these days. I received a tip off that I would find just the man in Bletchley and sure enough I did, the wonderful Dave. He repaired my bag in an instant as we chatted about shoes and the dying art of workmanship. I’m looking forward to seeing Dave again when I shall be bringing along my vintage shoes and asking him to work his magic!
That’s all I have time for tonight but don’t forget you can see me Saturday night with The Festival Singers at Brooklands School, Leighton Buzzard singing songs from the Movies. Tickets are £10 and are available on the door. The concert begins at 7.30pm and I shall be singing a verity of solos with the choir and also a few songs of my own to include The Imposible Dream and If I loved you plus my Gershwin arrangement and movie tunes from the 1930s. So see you there!
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