Saturday, 24 May 2014

Sir Neville

What can I say? The scene was set, the orchestra were setting up for an evening of music, and oh, what music.
Mozart - Marriage of Figaro Overture
Mozart - Symphony No.25 in G minor
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
and not listed on the internet, and such a lovely surprise for me:
 Samuel Barbers 'Adagio for Strings'
The atmosphere throughout the entire evening was electric, the orchestras playing perfect, and the conversations on stage between David Mellor and Sir Neville fascinating, and at times very funny indeed.
Sir Neville was charming and engaging, as we talked with him for a short while.
Afterwards we headed into Chinatown for dinner. Sorry about the quality of the pictures. I would like to blame light levels etc, but it's the camera on my rubbish Iphone.
It was a wonderful couple of days, but of course all good things come to an end, and with the rest of the week of gardening forecast to be wet, not much to look foreward to.
First job the following day was a dumping trip to the tip, in the rain.

As is usually the case, we did loads more with our couple of days in London, and as it's now Saturday, and yet another day rained off workwise, I will tell you about it in the next post, as nothing on the gardening front is really getting done.
Have a good weekend.


  1. Glad you had such a great time! We all need times like that to take us out of the ordinary doings of every day life.

    Have a great weekend. Too bad we couldn't have some of your wet weather. No rain in the forecast and it is hot and humid.


    1. Good morning Lorraine,
      It's quite a contrast, going from suits and cuff links to mud at the tip. I have to work the bank holiday tomorrow, so off to the beach for a nap today.

  2. Adagio for strings
    Did you cry?

    1. John, between Amanda with Fantasia, and me with the Adagio, we were a couple of blubbering wrecks. Having said that, there were tears all over the place, so nobody noticed.

  3. Great classical music isn't hard to take. I enjoy it and am very familiar with sir Neville.

    1. Hi Red,
      I find good classical music moves me more than any pop song with sad words. Sir Neville is a skilled and lovely man.

  4. For some reason I have missed some of your posts...
    just caught up.
    Lovely photos of a wonderful trip.

    cheers, parsnip

    1. Hello Gayle,
      Sorry to hear you have missed some. I often find that the blog feed from others just seems to fly by, and I miss them that way. Thanks for the nice comments.

  5. Hi Gary,
    Sounds like a really great concert. I would sure love to visit London one day! Have a great day.

  6. Hi Deb,
    The concert was something special. You must all try and get to London some day, it's a magical place. The best way to experience it is just to walk and walk, and see what you come across, as my next post tells a little about.