Wednesday, 22 September 2010

'Agadoo' in Exeter!

I can almost here the cries of 'What on earth is she on about now?' I'll try my best to tell the tale . . .. . .
It all began a week or so ago, I was visiting the Exeter and District branch of the Embroiderer's Guild.
Just about ready to start my talk, when strange flashing lights, fake smoke, disco lights and deafening strains of Agadoo put pay to that. A children's party in the room next door!
Unfazed, these resourceful Devonians took me and all my belongings, out into the gardens. . . where we continued, almost as if nothing had happened.

The views were stunning, the sun shone, the birds sang and we were even honored by a visit from the local cat.
What a lovely afternoon! I truly can't remember the last time I enjoyed giving a talk so much!

So. . . here's a heart for those lovely ladies , to say thank you for all the laughs and the welcome they gave me. xxxxxx

(The heart, by the way, I found on a wall in the nearby , seaside town of Sidmouth.)

Oh, I do like to be beside the seaside. . . .

This is the church at Salcome Regis, I just had to drag poor Mike there, having heard of it's treasures.

Mike knows that it's best not to complain whilst my church crawling obsession continues. . . we found lovely things inside and the fields and hills seem to fold and wrap themselves around this pretty place.

A signpost tempted us to walk across the fields, down to the beach

What fun . . .a September day, warm sun and sparkling sea . . . heaven!

We left the beach and climbed (slowly) back up to the church where Teas were being served. I can't tell you how grateful we were, so . . . I had a piece of Chocolate cake and a scone, it would have been so rude not to.

Who would not fall in love with such a place? x



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Anonymous said...

I missed this post somehow, Annette - think it must have been whilst we were away ourselves. Just as lovely as ever. Hope you are well; I'm just about to complete the book-in-a-box which will so remind me of that exquisite Summer's day on your workshop in Broughton. A.

Clare Wassermann said...

Aha Annette - I now divulge my darkest secret - I played saxophone on "Agadoo" - in this house it is known as my "criminal record". I wish I got payed per play - we never thought it would be a hit!

annette emms said...

Clare . . . what a hoot!Surely you must be entitled to something, even if it's only the pained smiles of all those forced to dance to it!xAnnette x