Monday, August 28, 2006

A Country Affair

The holiday weekend, as usual, brought out a celebration on Hampton Court Green. This weekend's celebration was A Country Affair. It is part town festival, part "Krazy Dayz" part church carnival. It was very festive.

Angie, Terry, Kevin and I went to the festival yesterday to listen to the bands. Apart from ending earlier than it did last year, was bigger than it was. There were food and beverage booths, craft stalls, and all manner of things to spend money on.

We wandered the stalls, had a couple ciders, and then went to ride the rides. As the sun started setting on the festival grounds, we stayed to hear a Beatles tribute band. They should pay tribute with a little more reverence. But, hey, if it was easy to be The Beatles, everyone would be John Lennon or Paul McCartney.

At one point, one of the lads on stage tried doing a George Harrison impersonation. It was pretty good, but sounded more like Don Kirchner. We left before the band had finished and headed over to the pub for a drink.

Today is a bank holiday here so I am doing my weekly paperwork from The Villa (to stay on top of it) and am going over to Molesey for dinner tonight. It will be a pleasant evening and a lovely ending to a lovely weekend.

I hope wherever you are today, you are having a great day!

Don Bergquist - 28 August 2006 - Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK

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