Fuelled by tea and biscuits…
Greenbelt Festival this weekend and – in all honesty – I’m only really looking forward to one thing: Folk On (Monday, 2pm).
Not heard of them? More shame you! A trio of ‘west country folk’ singing unique cross of folk music and comedy… Indubitably hilarious, but astonishingly musical too. Derek Tinkleberry, Edmund Sidebottam and Donald Cornfoot come from Little Dribblepatch … need I say more? Anyone who can get away with a song called I’m in love with a Morris Dancer deserves all the credit they can get.
And why do they get a mention on my tea break? Because of my favourite song: Hug it out. Go check it out on YouTube, such as here.
There are few song lines better than this:
Now if by chance you’re a world leader, trying to sort out global peace
All those pesky border conflicts somewhere in the Middle East
It’s time to try new tactics: the argument’s gone on too long.
Take advice from my Aunty Cath…
Have a custard cream, put the kettle on…
In a world that is full of conflict (just look at the news, about Gaza, Israel, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria, Central African Republic, Afghanistan…to name but a few) perhaps we should spend more time with a cup of tea and a biscuit: talking, sharing, getting to know one another.
Fuelled by tea and biscuits: a place of peace for me.