Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Voting, Polo, 3 Choirs and a Ferry - and website



Please vote for my novel - voting open now on the Novelicious website.http://www.novelicious.com/voting2012undiscovered.html (sorry but the link wouldn't copy over.)

Last Thursday, at the Royal Cornwall Show, we were nearly blown away by gales that increased in strength as the day went on. In the morning we explored some of the shows – there’s so much to see that we were spoilt for choice – then headed off as I’d been told to be at the main arena for 1.30 for a photoshoot.

By the time we got there, the show jumping was overrunning so we waited in the grandstand as the skies darkened and the wind whipped around us. But the show jumping was so spectacular we didn’t really notice. By the time the polo came on, 40 minutes late, the rain was persistent, but yours truly launched the polo match, before dashing back to the grandstand, where we sat, with open mouths, watching the polo which was riveting. By the time the match had finished the rain was torrential, but I had my picture taken with one of the polo players and his pony. (Photo hasn’t arrived yet but I will post it up when it does.)

After that we scurried off to the Food tent where we met Camilla, escorted by zillions of cops, and Deb took some pictures of her back view. Finally, at 4pm, as we were wet and frozen, we headed home. En route we picked up Molls and met in the pub where we had a meal and a few drinks and staggered home. We went with little expectations and as a result had a great day which would have been better if one of our party could have made it, and the weather had been better. But it was such fun.

Then on Saturday I took Molls for a long walk in the morning as the weather was glorious and I knew she’d be cooped up for the rest of the day. I dropped her at a friend’s in the afternoon then went to a singing rehearsal for 2 hours (see above video). We’d all taken food, so we had a much needed feast afterwards, then I dashed home to pick up Moll, get changed and head back to the gig at Trelissick Gardens. We sang in the courtyard, to a great audience, then headed down to the ferry at 9.45 and sang on the ferry as it got dark.

Standing there, in the dark, listening to the sound of 80 voices floating across the water – and knowing that we’d made that noise – was truly magical. The lights floated across the river and when a pair of owls hooted, that made the whole evening. I tucked the whole experience away in the tattered wallet of my mind, to take out at later dates. To mull over, and enjoy, yet again.

And now I am working on a website for the walks book which is out next month. If you would like to exchange links, please say so. The more we can help each other, the better.

12 comments:

Akelamalu said...

That sounds like a 'whirlwind' weekend! At least the weather didn't dampen your enthusiam. :)

Flowerpot said...

No it didn't, Ak!

Sally said...

It was a fabulous evening!
Sharing links sounds like a good idea! how do we do that? xx

Flowerpot said...

Sally - I'll put your address on my website and you put mine on yours - it will be www.suekittow.co.uk
xxxx

Talli Roland said...

You've been busy! Glad you didn't get blown away.

Off to Novelicious...

Flowerpot said...

Thanks, Talli!

Melissa Marsh said...

Flower, I read your posts and I want to come visit you and go to the pub and chat with friends and stand in the rain and watch polo! I love how you're living life to the fullest right now. :)

Flowerpot said...

Melissa - please do come and visit. I'd love to see you!

ADDY said...

Gosh, you've been busy. It puts my efforts in the shade!

Flowerpot said...

Addy - calming down a bit now thankfully!

Carol White said...

I was pleased to hear that the concert on the King Harry Ferry went well. It sounds as if it was a truly magical evening. I would have loved to have been there, but I was watching via the webcam from here in Wiltshire. It's just a shame there is no sound. (Us ferry fans keep dropping hints lol!)

Flowerpot said...

Carol - sound would have been great but that's not my department sadly. Should be a video out soon x