hot yesterday, thank goodness there's a slight breeze today.
with the gig last night. Such a beautiful house when we eventually
found it. Rodrigo had given me and Alexander directions on a scrap of
paper which were impossible to follow. After driving in circles in
the direction of Quimper we stopped in a village. The place was
deserted and Rodrigo wasn't answering his phone. Luckily a man
walking his dog pointed us in the right direction, We found the place
with ten minutes to spare.
and Ines were already in the Marquee setting up. The owners Henri and
Mercedes came over and introduced themselves. It was Mercedes'
fiftieth birthday and her husband had booked us as a surprise.
must have had at least fifty guests. Most of them got up to dance to
our livelier pieces; La Bamba, Mas Que Nada and Bamboleo seemed to go
down well. We finished the evening with a couple of slow pieces, Los
Aretes de la Luna and Besame Mucho.
noticed Rodrigo seemed to be attracting a lot of attention from a
couple of girls at one of the tables. They came over in the break and
asked for his autogaph! Alexander had instructed him not to smoke any
weed before the gig (but we were sure he'd ignored this). The girls
certainly found him amusing!
grounds of the manoir were beautiful. During our break, Ines,
Alexander and myself walked around the courtyard and came across a
herb garden. Very impressed by the variety: #. Behind the garden was
a lawn with a lake beyond. I would have liked to explore further but
we had to get back to play.
we packed up Ines wanted to stay and talk to Mercedes (I don't think
she knows many Spanish people here in Brittany).
this morning searching for sites which review e-books. Not as easy as
it sounds; there's a lot to wade through. Need to discuss this with
Laura. Will send her a long e-mail later. Off to Gourin this afternoon for the pancake festival.