Five on Friday | The Little Things

Read | I'm still reading 'Early One Morning' by Virginia Baily. The time it's taking me to read it is no reflection on the quality of the writing or the actual story, it's simply that I have been so busy I haven't had time to settle down to read at all this week.

Watched | I spent most of last Sunday watching the morris dancing along the seafront at the Swanage Folk Festival. The road was packed with 30 to 40 morris teams, with 6 or 7 of them performing different dances at various points along the road at any given time.  A few dances later and then it was all change as the next teams performed and then, at some stage, they all seemed to move to a different position along the road and all start dancing again. It was a brilliant day and I've put it in the diary to go again next year.

Heard | This is linked with my 'watched' - imagine all those morris dancers and the sound they made with bells strapped to their feet or legs.  Then add in the sound of all the different musician accompanying the dancing and you have an idea of my memorable sound this week.  I absolutely loved it and had a fantastic time.

Made | I've made my way through all the primary school presentations for the youth band and am now preparing for the new intake on the next three Saturdays.  I'm shattered but fingers crossed that we have some new players joining, then it will have been worth the effort.

Worn | I've worn new shoes for most of the week and have blisters from them. Two new pairs of shoes and two sets of blisters!

And Lastly ... it's the Longleat Balloon Festival this weekend and I'm hoping to get there on Sunday. 

Thanks to Morgana for organising the Little Things, and to Amy for organising Five on Friday.


  1. One of my friends husbands does Morris Dancing and loves it. I think it's great that we're keeping up these old English traditions so that new generations can enjoy it.
    Have fun at the Balloon Festival. x

  2. I'd have loved to see the Morris dancers. We actually got up before dawn on may day to see our local side dance in the dawn. Enjoy the balloons.

  3. I love Morris Dancers - they are always such fun to watch! #LittleLoves

  4. Sounds like a really busy week. Love the Morris Dancers - I posted a picture on my Five of some I saw while I was on holiday. Really a blast from the past for me. They brought back lots of great memories.

    Have a happy weekend

  5. Would have loved some photos of the dancers. Maybe of the balloons next week?

  6. I am also reading Early one morning ... about 1/4 of the way in. Thanks for recommendation. Hope you enjoy the balloon festival.

  7. I've seen photos of Morris Dancers, but none in real life. They look colorful and energetic - I can imagine the great combination of sight and sound. Hope your feet recover over the weekend!

  8. The Morris dancing event sounds like it was a lot of fun!

    Urgh! Blisters are the worse, especially two sets of them! Have you put Vaseline in the shoes? I find that helps breaking in new shoes.

    I hope you have a great weekend!

  9. The Morris dancers must have been quite a sight and sound - a great spectacle. I hope your feet recover quickly, blisters are so painful.

  10. Oh a balloon festival how very exciting have fun! I haven't heard of Morris dancers will have to google it. Being American I tend to not know these traditions but love them. Sounds great. I hope you have a lovely week ahead I am just catching up on #littleloves as things got busy last week and I wrote my post and totally forgot to link up. So late comer this week. hahaha

  11. Eeekk at the blisters! I feel your pain though as I recently tried to wear in some new shoes only to receive some nicely placed blisters! \o/


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