Hare and Hounds

This evening was the Hare and Hounds social evening whereby it was an opportunity to meet other customers of the pub and to enjoy some tit-bits which were provided. It was fairly crowded in the pub and talked to a lot of people.

Duxford Aerodrome Safety Day

The plan was to fly to Duxford but as it is far too windy to fly, I will have to resort to use the car and drive there. An interesting show which is showing a lot of items which add to the general safety when flying.

Cruisin’ to Ayot St Lawrence

We are treated to another nice day and fold the roof down and take the MG to Ayot St Lawrence in Hertfordshire. We take country lanes and keep well clear of major roads and after 90 minutes we arrive at the house where George Bernard Shaw used to live.

There are various memorabilia in the house which is surrounded by well manicured gardens which are a joy to walk through.

We drive back though more country roads and stop at the “Fox and Duck” for a well deserved Pimms.

Punting

Today is Easter Sunday and again a glorious weather day. We decided to go punting on the back in Cambridge with Susanna punting to Jesus Lock and me punting back to Silver Street.

We get back at noon and prepare lunch which we eat outside. We then drop off Susanna and Luka at Royston railway station and join the usual crew at “The Hare and Hounds” for the weekly quiz.

Halfpenny Green Airfield

As the weather has been glorious we flew to Halfpenny Green Airfield which is near Wolverhampton. It was Luka’s turn to fly there and Susanna flew back and took us around 70 minutes each way.

An enjoyable flight which was supported by a light lunch at the airfield. Had a barbecue in the evening.

Palm Court – High Tea

We have been to London today and had “High Tea” in the Palm Court at the Langham Hotel. This was Prue’s birthday present from last year and it has taken some time to do this. The setting was wonderful and the waiters could not be more attentive. We were joined by Susanna and Luka and enjoyed the treats such as “Beetroot with smoked salmon”, “Tuna Tartare”, “Quiche” and various “petit fours”. Completed by scones and clotted cream and champagne.

Brassed Off

Another great performance at the ADC Theatre in Cambridge and tonight is the comedy “Brassed Off” which is set around the miner strikes of the early ’90 and focuses on a local brass band. Some strong performances interspersed with well known numbers performed by the Soham Brass Band. We very much enjoyed the performance which was completed by waving “Union Jacks” during “Land of Hope and Glory”. We has the customary Pizza Express before the show.