Come on En-ger-land!
This afternoon our village is providing teas for the choir and musicians from a north London school, who will later perform in the village church. This is an occasion which happens every other year and gives thanks to Thomas Parmiter, a silk merchant who had a farm in our village and in 1722 used the income to fund a school for the education of 'poor boys' in London.
I decided that my contribution for the teas would have a patriotic theme, after all the result of a certain football match will decide whether Choral Evensong will be a celebration or a solace. I'm sure at the end of the today Cliff and I will find something to smile about – we're going to the local Arts Centre for an evening in the company of dear Rabbi Blue, who I'm certain would approve of a large slice of carrot cake.