Did you have a great Easter break? To be honest all the plans I had (mostly garden related jobs) went out of the window. The culprit …. Our glorious English weather. So, I decided as an antidote to the dreary rain to get the holiday brochures out and book the summer holiday. (Well, that would make everything better!!)
However, where to go?
I remembered seeing a great CD cover on our website and thinking at the time just how bright and cheerful it looked. So I had a browse on our site and came across a great Flamenco recording so distinctive a sound and I instantly thought of warm summer evenings with the sound of the crickets outside and watching the dancers and listening to the musicians ‘til the ‘wee small hours’ sipping sangria …. Wonderful! (Tracks 9 and 11 are my particular favourites)
My dear OH however quite fancied France this year and was taken with the idea of visiting Paris (one day we will see the whole of what the Louvre has to offer). Perhaps this time I could be persuaded to take a trip to the top of the Eiffel tower (I have no head for heights I’m afraid) Here the Saydisc album, French Accordian Music just made me dream of the fabulous cafes and bistro’s and many happy hours visiting the flea-market. Perhaps Paris then?
Still undecided and flicking through the brochure – Ah Greece caught my eye and so did Zorba's Dance from Gift of Music's 'Greek Taverna'. Now this track just has to be the quintessential Greek track recognisable by everyone and I defy anyone to not get caught up in this track and not feel like dancing to this…. Yes,I think I’ve decided, a nice Greek holiday. I like to idea of the hot sun, cool sea and at night all the wonderful tavernas to explore (yes there is a theme developing here – you are quite right food and drink is rather an obsession of mine!!) I think I’ll download these tracks onto my MP3 and whenever the rain and gloom threatens then I’ll be transported away to sunnier climes!