June was a bit mad. We were out 11 nights during the Salisbury Arts Festival fortnight! We saw:-
1 x photo exhibition
2 x choral concerts
5 x films
1 x folk group
1 x jazz group
1 x play
The weird and the wonderful
I particularly liked the play/dance performed in a lift in the Cathedral Close but unfortunately I couldn't get close enough to take a photo.
I'm not entirely sure what this is!
You could actually squeeze in to this lighthouse and watch a film on a tiny screen. I was too embarrassed.
I didn't know whether the elderly gentleman was a member of the audience or part of the act?!
We also enjoyed a 7 mile guided walk along the Chalke valley, exploring the various churches along the way. I hadn't realised how many famous people are buried in this area. Cecil Beaton is buried in Broadchalke.
Anthony Eden is buried in Alvediston
We had time for a quick pint at one of my favourite pubs - The Horseshoe, Ebbesbourne Wake
I wish I hadn't worn my wellies - it was so hot!
It was a relief to cool down in the churches
William Golding is buried in Bowerchalke
Time for a dip
The watercress beds
I liked the look of this garden
One night during the Festival we attended a film 'noir-athon' - 3 films back to back, the last one finishing at 12.30pm! I only saw the last two. The final film was called 'Insomnia' and I fell asleep! This was not helped by the fact that we had been in London during the day singing in a lunchtime concert in St Martin in the Fields. Talk about burning the candle at both ends...... It was worth it to sing Zadok the Priest and hear the organ - phwor.
We walked from Waterloo to Trafalgar square - too hot to use the tube
We had lunch in the crypt of St Martin in the Fields
We had strange weather in June, one day 12 degrees and hailing, two days later - 23 degrees. No wonder we need to wear so many layers in this country. Oh, to be able to predict the weather for more than 2 days in a row!
Alium by the patio
Butter wouldn't melt.......
Poppies in the garden
Peony in the front garden
I managed to overwinter my geraniums successfully
Cucumbers growing in the greenhouse
One weekend, we visited the Bishop's Garden Party in the Close. I found loads of books for a bargain!
You could have a ride in a Bentley
or pet a camel!
I have loved being outside more, getting grubby and eating 'al fresco'. That is when I'm not throwing Frank's presents in to the field behind with the dustpan and brush (now known as the 'shrew flicker').
Long may the summer continue