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Sunday, 30 October 2011

Music and feasts ...

Yesterday we had a great treat. Carleton Etherington playing at the Marktkirche in Wiesbaden. Carleton is the organist and Master of the Choristers at Tewkesbury Abbey and was invited to provide this Saturday's lunchtime recital in the Marktkirche, Wiesbaden. He produced a fantastic concert of three pieces by "modern" English composers for our listening pleasure and certainly wowed the large audience that packed the church.

Afterward Mausi and I had the pleasure of showing him and Katie round a part of the Rheingau and then taking them to dinner at the family run hotel and restuarant in Frauenstein. The Hotel Sinz is one part of a family operation which includes a vineyard and winery. The food was superb, the wines excellent and the company perfect.

Today the clocks went back, but Madam Paddy Cat does not acknowledge this purely human foible - her "I want my breakfast yowl" was still on the Summer Time schedule. Oh well, we had to get going early anyway as our church was host to the local Anglican congregation today and we needed to get there in time to help prepare for it. In the end it was a lovely service and great fun.

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