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Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 08 December, 2006 - 01:29 pm:   

another gem this weekend! Its usually very good.
Joined 17-03-2005
Posted on Friday, 08 December, 2006 - 01:32 pm:   

PS Its in the gardens near the Dutch barn, with a live orchestra.
Joined 29-09-2006
Posted on Friday, 08 December, 2006 - 03:23 pm:   

Last year there was an amazing sunset, courtesy of Buncefield oil depot.
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Friday, 08 December, 2006 - 03:41 pm:   

Unfortunately the weather is not meant to be too good on Sunday with rain forecast. I would rather it was cold rather than raining.

I am hoping to go with the family, but we are all suffering a nasty cold so if anyone has any influence with the weather gods, please pass on the message.
Joined 29-09-2006
Posted on Monday, 11 December, 2006 - 05:09 pm:   

The weather wasn't the only irritant yesterday evening. There was great crowd, big in numbers and full of song. However, by the time we got to sing, having endured the silent whispers of the London Baroque choir, it had began to rain. Firstly, sort out your speakers and perhaps do a sound test. Check weather conditions, if rain is likely, do what a dj would do and play to the crowd, lift the spirits, put some joy in their hearts, ie Hark the Herald Angel lifts the spirits more than some mysterious carol from the western Tyrol.
Joined 19-05-2004
Posted on Monday, 11 December, 2006 - 05:54 pm:   

Rob, I hope your cold gets better. Not good for wine tasting having no sense of smell. Well you could always drink larger. Sorry I cannot arrange divine intervention and it duly rained as predicted by the Met Office (yes they do get it right, but of course it is only a forecast/probability)

Back to the subject in question - so that is what that awful racket was? We in the posh estate have to put up with those brass bands, folkies and world music over weekends in the summer and then further noise over Christmas? And how politically incorrect and culturally exclusive. It's enough to put your house prices down, I must right to my local MP (well I can call round for tea, but he probably wont hear the bell due to the racket coming from Hornimans Gardens).

Longer term and more avid readers of my rantings will of course note this is tongue in cheek and aimed at the sad people in Forest Hill Heights who complain about noise (particularly the Caribbean festival) from the gardens. I think it is lovely and adds to the area. Sure Jim D agrees. Sorry I needed to have to explain this.
Joined 20-02-2006
Posted on Monday, 11 December, 2006 - 06:05 pm:   

We waited over an hour in the cold & drizzle to see Santa and, quite honestly, it was worth the wait. Santa was believable & kind; he'd been seeing kids as long as we'd been waiting but no sign of strain!

We then meandered up to the carols, which seemed to have longer breaks between them then actual music, but when there was music it was enjoyable. Had to go after two numbers, though, seeing as the kids had frozen hands and my little one's wails were distracting people from the spirit of the evening.

The crowd was definitely impressive. Lots of people with kids smaller than mine were braving the weather a lot longer than I.
Joined 07-06-2006
Posted on Monday, 11 December, 2006 - 06:36 pm:   

Thanks for the good wishes BD. Yes, thanks, getting better. I did have a dodgy experience recently with a local wine list but it had absolutely nothing to do with my cold.

I must say we did try to attend. However, I was very disapppointed to discover that the reputed 4pm kick off was incorrect and it was in fact 5pm instead. This makes all the difference when you have a child under 2 with a cold. Having waited in the cold for about 45 minutes for it to start (too early to bother with the 1 hour queue for santa, leave that for next year) it began to drizzle.

I did not wait for the frozen hands / wailing so we legged it before a single carol had been sung.

If anyone from the museum is reading this, PLEASE move it forward to 4pm. Many people there had kids and this makes much more sense as a starting time.

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