This is a little appetizer for a later blog post that will tell you about the context of the mad activities that we got into in July and August.
As we were sandpapering and oiling the boards that we have manufactured for the “Ephémères d’Arlebosc” we were reminded of John Finnemore’s brilliant song “Put it on a Plate”. Here is the link – listen to it and you’ll see why it makes us smile, even though we seem to ignore his point.
To avoid plastic and the danger of broken plates in the grass, this seemed to be a great solution for the “buffet” during our five concerts in the gardens of our church. The audience can sample delicious products from Arlebosc and surroundings including Brice’s wine (not served on the board!) without having to juggle the food in the air.
After each event we clean the boards an re-oil them. Last week we had help from Markus’s godmother Heli and her friend Vroni. (Never mind child labour!!!)
After drying them in the sun, they are ready for another event.
Tomorrow is our big day as it is our Band that is programmed to do the concert. Kate will be singing Jazz Standards and Ballads, and I will be part of the four musicians. For the Encore (if there is one) I might surprise Arlebosc with a saxophone solo.
As for the boards – somebody else will need to replace Kate and do the dishing up. All a bit nerve wracking but great fun.