Social Butterflies

The Blue Wren will soon be at G's home.

The Blue Wren will soon be at G’s home.

… or Flutterbies as a friend’s child engagingly calls them.

Ged, Trudy and Pete Smith performing at Rylstone.

Ged, Trudy and Pete Smith performing at Rylstone.

Last weekend G and I joined the social community with a few outings. Firstly was the regular country music night which is often held at Ilford Hall, but made its way to Rylstone this weekend. Ever few months a few intrepid locals put together a great night of country music which includes a sausage sizzle (out here you get a generous number of sausage pieces, piles of grilled onion, homemade coleslaw and sauce of your choice!) and a great country spread. The entertainers this time were Ged and Trudy, with their laid back and more gentle country ballads, which was quite a treat and Pete Smith, the yodelling cowboy (I think his promo shot may have been taken a little earlier in his career). All three were entertaining and talented and kept us glued to our seats for hours of great music in the little local hall.

Quite a turnout of locals at Gallery 47.

Quite a turnout of locals at Gallery 47.

The next night, we went to the opening of Alisa Burlington’s works on display at Gallery 47, with the wonderful Coffee Concrete supporting the catering. It was a great night, seeing some of our favourite locals and also discovering how talented Alisa is. We’ve always admired her stunning individual jewellery, but had no idea of her painting skills. We came away the night a little lighter in the purse but our homes will be all the richer for it.

The Blue Feather is coming home with me.

The Blue Feather is coming home with me.

We continue to be amazed at the level of activities available here and how busy we are in what was supposed to be a quiet lifestyle – although the activities are hardly stressful (other than prioritising and scheduling!) and we are adding so any different aspects to our lives.

I think someone might be receiving the middle earrings as a present.

I think someone might be receiving the middle earrings as a present.

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