Once again the excuse for a drink and a party season has started. I mean that the bandas season has arrived once again and we are off playing at local fetes and events. We have a good list of engagements already for the year with more coming in. We have even been asked to play at a wedding, it is to be held in a huge chateau and is going to be a very high class do. Not sure why they have asked us to play then!!!
Luscious has bought me a new instrument to play which was really nice of her as i have wanted one for a long time. I now have a very nice new shiny silver english posthorn courtesy of JP music in Somerset!!
The posthorn galop is now being practised and i hope that i shall give it its first public performance at easter. Strange though when i took it along to the band practise none of the band had ever seen one before!! Still i suppose they are french, they wanted to know what it was used for which took some explaining. They eventually decided that it was a great thing to use when you went out hunting to call back the dogs!!!!! The sun is out, the temperature is hovering around 20° so i have to get out into the garden and start getting part of the field ready to receive our new family additions. We have decided that it is about time that we started to have our own eggs, so chickens will be arriving early april along with a couple of goats which we have been given by a local restuaranteur!!! The heavy horse project advances slowly and we are going to look at some horses in the summer with a view to getting a pair ready for next year. I am keeping my fingers crossed that this goes to plan!
So, if anybody else would like to come and stay you can have fresh, organic eggs & chicken to eat as well as gorgeous, scrumptious homemade jams, pickles, wines & liqueurs......... see you soon.......