The Morris Men of Little Egypt
A Bloodless Crusade
Dos fennos: un mercat. Tres: une fičiro.
|Inevitably, one or two found it necessary to adopt the recovery position on the bus, doubtless summoning
up the energy fully to enjoy the colour and spectacle of Revel market.|
|And full of colour and spectacle it certainly was. The sun shone, the stalls were brimming with all manner of fresh produce - vegetables, fruit, bread, cheeses, meat and sausages - everything you would expect in such a classic setting.|
|Trying carefully to avoid upsetting the stallholders, we found a space immediately in front of one of the
cheese stalls. |
The owner was happy for us to dance there.
|The moment the Band struck up, we attracted attention and a crowd gathered round.|
|And it is no exaggeration to say that we were greeted with genuine enthusiasm and excitement.|
|Given the temperature, it was deemed wise to restrict our dancing to a few at a time.
The crowds of people also militated against spending too long in any one spot.|
Serendipitously, as it turned out, our final dance coincided with the sound of a traditional French brass band wafting across the market place.
|The juxtaposition of the two forms of popular music could not have been better expressed in words.|
|Another bonus was the presentation of free drink vouchers from a local bar owner - all
in all, a very successful gig.|
Pat even found time to "lay down the gauntlet"
- the outcome of the duel is not recorded.
|We even got back to the coach on time, and headed off for Mirepoix, and lunch.|