Woke up Thursday morning, not feeling to bad from the cold, thinking it was going in the right direction, but that would soon prove to be wrong. Nonetheless I took a walk to the Hertz Car Rental, fairly close to my B&B and it’s always nice to walk through a town you never been to, especially if the architecture is different from what you are used to.
And after trying to figure out where everything was in it I dared to get out driving on the left-hand side. And that was a real adventure, a total mind-fuck, especially in roundabouts and small roads where I had to kill the instinct to steer off to my left. Well the trip was quite nice, even though I had to focus so much on driving that it was hard enjoying the landscape. I did get to find a nice restaurant when I got a little bit lost and then see Stonehenge passing by, which was pretty awesome.
Well, I got to Bruton safe and sound and checked in at Turks Hall, a totally adorable B&B, and the hosts, Caroline and David where so great. After a cup of coffee I met up with one of my first Twitter-friends, Bee a.k.a. Forgottenbee and her boyfriend. They where kind enough to invite me to some BBQ and we did some exchange of merchandise. I can really recommend you to check out some of her great poetry.
Then I went back to the B&B and at that point I felt quite exhausted from driving and from the cold, so I decided to take a bath with bath soak and drinking some Sherry (which was complimentary). That little hour of relaxation was exactly what I needed.
Then I met up with Bee again and we went to Bruton Castle, the pub where the gig was. We met up with my gig-buddy, a really great and experienced musician and singer/songwriter, David 9 Lunas. We had some time to take a small drink and chit chat a little before the show, and it was great to get to know him and get some tips.
The show it self was a bit interesting. Not that many people actually went to see the show on stage, but people came and went and apparently a lot of people were actually listening but from outside. We had a really great time however and ended the night with a few drinks and Bee’s place.
A really nice evening, despite me feeling quite bad. It’s such a privilege to be able to go around meeting other creative people.
The day after I woke up even more sick than before so it was a really calm day visiting Bruton and then driving back home to Crawley. Unfortunately my phone stopped working so I can’t access any pictures at the moment. And nothing exciting to report since it was my only day of from gigging, so stay tuned for more updates from the weekend’s happenings.