Sunday, 26 July 2009

Mad Dog Is An Englishman Who . . . . . . . . .

goes out in the evening chill. We have friends who play in an orchestra who were performing last night at Lynham RAF base. We arrived complete with picnic paraphernalia. Lynham was no different from any other air base - in other words windy! The poor orchestra discovered that their stage with inflatable roof had a hole in it!!!! We settled down to the picnic. I had suggested, earlier in the day, that we took a thermos of hot coffee/tea. "Oh no - wine will be plenty" was the general consensus. I really wish we had had a hot drink to warm us up! I ended up looking like an indian squaw bundled up in the blanket we usually keep in the car for emergencies - this was an emergency!

10 comments:

Ladybird World Mother said...

Hot drinks and duvets is what you needed.. Music didn't feature much in your post... did you hear it through the blanket!

Carol said...

There is nothing worse than being cold!! Glad you had your emergency blanket for back up :-)

How was the concert?

C x

Maggie May said...

Ah...... the times I have done this kind of thing but it is fun to look back on in the days to come when you have forgotten the discomfort.

mountainear said...

I've been swathed in blankets at those outdoor concert/firework affairs. The evening can get very very chilly. Our car was never parked close enough to go off for emergency wrapping.

Hope you enjoyed the music.

Suburbia said...

Was it worth it? Raining today, good old summer!

Jackie B said...

Last time we went to something like this we took mulled wine in our thermos and killed two birds with one stone.

mrsnesbitt said...

Phew! Feel stresses! Any pictures? Cuppa?

Lindsay said...

The orchestra performed under difficult conditions so I cannot really give a fair comment!

Hadriana's Treasures said...

I must admit that when I've been training out in Northumberland countryside I have taken a thermos with me. I think they are indispensable!

Liz said...

I'd have insisted on a nice hot thermos!