Today I woke up to sunshine AND the temperature was above freezing! I hadn’t been for a hike during this entire month. We’d had three weeks of frozen ground, and when kit wasn’t freezing it was pouring down, so today I decided to take a chance. The forecast was for rain beginning at 2pm so I reckoned I had four hours of hiking available. I headed for Hardcastle Crags where I’d had a lovely hike with Anna in November. I checked that the cafe at Gibson Mill was open and made that my goal.
Coming back into town in was just beginning to rain. This song was very appropriate! When I passed him at 10 a.m he was singing Allelujah. When I arrived back in the square four hours later he was still singing Allelujuah!!!
This lady was remarkable! Singing opera in the pouring rain.
And then one of my favourite Andrew Lloyd Webber pieces