It was a bit wet in Yorkshire last night. Landslides, floods, bridges swept away. That’s more like proper summer weather. So this photo was taken a few days ago – now the path down to here is flooded.

The local stately home has a Classical Proms on this weekend. Given the amount of rain coming down at present I suspect they could dispense with the services of the Orchestra – unless they can play underwater. A more appropriate option would be Spongebob and Patrick.

It’s strange how the mention of the Proms brings back memories.

  • Sat at that venue watching a summer concert featuring Tom Jones. It was cold, it was wet it was grim. My partner had 3 jumpers on. Scarily I knew every single song Tom sung. The couple behind us where a bit disappointed as they thought they had bought tickets for Tom Waits
    When we first moved here we decided to have a Proms party. Sit in our garden with wine and listen to the music. This being Yorkshire the summer Prom featured a gale force wind. We couldn’t hear a damm thing.
    The year after we tried again but still couldn’t hear a thing. So I stayed sober and we sneaked into the car park and listened from their.
    The year after that we actually bought tickets but completely forgot. We didn’t realise until we heard the fireworks going off.

So this weekend I will go outside with a cup of coffee and see if I can hear the music. If I can then I will sit next to my Partners Yorkshire Rose and reflect on life. Maybe I will just go outside and play some Elgar and Samuel Barber on the iPad. Reflecting while holding a brolly.

44 thoughts on “Prom

  1. Such is the UK weather eh? Looks pretty dramatic watching from South Africa on Sky News! Not that we don’t have our share of storms on the Western Cape. I suppose that’s why it’s called the Cape of Good Hope. Stay safe.

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    1. Oh you have perfectly described the unique experience of outdoor musical events in the UK. whether it be festivals, radio roadshows, proms, outdoor concerts, parties in the park! NO wonder all these indoor arenas have popped up all over the country.

      And yet we still flock to the outdoor events in our kagools and our wellies. I am sure it is more for the character building experience than the music.

      Best option would be to see if you can book a room for an overnight stay in this stately home and listen in bed with the windows open.

      You keep sharing this gorgeous memories of your lovely K. So beautiful!

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  2. Oh you have perfectly described the unique experience of outdoor musical events in the UK. whether it be festivals, radio roadshows, proms, outdoor concerts, parties in the park! NO wonder all these indoor arenas have popped up all over the country.

    And yet we still flock to the outdoor events in our kagools and our wellies. I am sure it is more for the character building experience than the music.

    Best option would be to see if you can book a room for an overnight stay in this stately home and listen in bed with the windows open.

    You keep sharing this gorgeous memories of your lovely K. So beautiful!

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  3. Bittersweet memories. I remember our first BBQ and despite the rain we were determined to cook and eat outside. The neighbours always thought we were slightly batty after that, and I suppose the snowman episode at Christmas clinched it

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  4. It could be worse… you could be living in Lancashire!!! πŸ™‚

    I have ordered fine sunny weather in England for the next 5 days as our lads play better in temps above 24 degrees C so you should be able to sit in your sun chair with a coffee and maybe only 2 jumpers on while recalling happier memories on Saturday evening.

    You’re not all that far from Burrmingum are you? πŸ˜‰

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