Sunday 29th April
|Warm in the house, if not outside.|
Monday 30thToday was bizarre. Overnight we had a torrential storm, which blew large quantities of sand a long way from the beach. All the plants around were buried, and the road to work was dicey as the sand blew everywhere. Later in the day the weather calmed down and I was able to enjoy the view from my classroom. The vegetation is really growing quickly now, and the lush greens are very soothing. I also enjoy the little flashes of pink granite from the houses down the valley.
Tuesday 1st May
Hal an tow, Jolly rumbelow
We were up,
long before the day-o
To welcome in the summer, to welcome in the May-o
For summer is a-comin' in and winter's gone away-o
|France on the horizon|
|Sun rising over the coast|
|Gorey from the castle|
|End of the day - surprisingly fresh!|
I took this picture of a rather fine end to the day. We had a another beautiful day, with perfect weather. The early start on May day caught up with me and I felt quite sleepy as the day went on.
|One for the vegetarians!|
The Helier Morris Men usually invite another side to join them in May, but the Queen's jubilee celebrations made it necessary to bring forward their usual time of the end of the month bank holiday weekend. The men of Mendip Morris, from Somerset, are due tomorrow- and my husband volunteered my services as the Friday night cook! As they will be hungry early evening, I had to make the meal in advance. They asked for chilli con carne and a vegetarian one too - each for 15 hungry men.
Friday 4thWith all the visiting dancers and musicians, the usual Friday pub session promised to be fun- and so it proved! The visitors had a score of musicians, who played many instruments between them. We were there with ours too, and the session really had to be heard to be believed.
I tried to make a short video which I will upload when I have time.
|Three Mendip musicians|
|Helier and Mendip Mass Bonny Green Garters|
|The boat show|
The wooden boat was built in the UK and the man who made her rowed her across to the island for the show. She is a pretty thing. and advertises his business well. The weather doesn't seem to have put people off coming down to the boat show, which is on until Monday, as there were lots of families milling around.