On Saturday (yes, there is a slight time delay setting in on this blog) I attended the local church fete.*
I came away with –
- 1 jar Nescafe Cafe Parisien (L’experience des cafes francais, apparently)
- 1 litre bottle of lavendar-scented bubble bath (from Avon – is the Lady still operating?)
- 1 copy of Keywords by Raymond Williams.
Fondly picture an epicurean evening lying in a lavendar-scented bath, sipping un tas de Cafe Parisien and reading Raymond Williams – but sadly it’s not to be.
Do, on the other hand, make an interesting discovery – that any piece of music is improved by being played by a brass band. Hear something strangely stately and poignant – turns out to be the Theme from the A Team.
So – picture the most irritating piece of music you can think of (in my case probably mid-period Spandau Ballet), imagine it played at half speed by a brass band and – presto! – it’s not so bad after all.
* sorry – no accents available on this blog, or – if there are – I haven’t been able to find them. Bit Anglocentric, I’m afraid.