Quick blog before I start re-learning my stories for tomorrow’s gig in Stroud. As I have mentioned before life is quite busy. We had Trustees Meeting for HVV Children’s Centres on Monday night and we have quite a bit on over the next few weeks (don’t we always!) The implications for the Ofsted seem quite daunting and undoubtedly political-not sure that this government have their heart in them but after the report yesterday of adult literacy they should really be invested in.
Yesterday went to a talk at the Festival about Gloucestershire in the First World War, very poignant. Last night saw one of the heroes of my youth Ralph McTell at St Georges in Bristol (lovely venue). He was visibly enjoying himself and had an eclectic mix from his extensive back catalogue. Several songs had the hairs on the back of my neck standing and the eyes were moist! This included Naomi a very old song about growing old. He also sang the Maginot Waltz a song set in 1914 before the war that chimed with the morning’s talk.