A wonderful rural scene – red sky at night and harvesting going on in fields near by and a delightful evening with Ridgeway clog and a return visit of Emily!
Having spied us and been lured to the siren like sounds of Havocs in action last year, Emily was waiting for us and gamely joined us in three dances – to think it took me 2 years to master donkey shaving!!!
Emily also showed herself to be a mistress of the egg shaker – thank goodness for the next generation – maybe some of us will be able to retire soon – especially if we have to dance every dance in the evening!!
Catching up on past Havoc outings, this time it’s back to the first weekend in June. It’s a fair old hike from Botley to Durham, but a dedicated group of Havocs made the trip to join in with a day of dance and our friends at Kern Morris. And a great chance to dance again with Havoc Claire, who moved away from Oxford to Northern parts last year.
Saturday was spent dancing at various locations around Durham. The rain was kinder this year.
Sunday saw a fun and relaxed dance with Kern and Havoc outside the Royal Oak, the pub we’d stayed at.
Sonia the landlady joined in too!
In the midst of the summer heat, a flashback to May Morning, and a panoramic view I’ve just found on my phone and I rather like. I’d forgotten I’d taken it. A couple of Havocs can be spotted.
A great weekend – Friday night at the Harp pub Glasbury – a good meal and great session with hosts Foxwhelp.
Saturday morning started at a local residential home – risking losing members to the day room!
After a dance at the Boat pub we ended up at the toll bridge – with Leominster showing off their jackets and Lesley showing off her flowing locks!!
The weekend ended with a splendid Ceilidh at Glasbury, an early night for Nigel and a later night for everyone else. Overnight sleep was fitful – what with the rain on the tent, sheep bleating and snoring! – but a good time was had by all.