And what a tight knit community we have. Virtually everyone was out listening to the music and enjoying the sunshine. The quartet apologised for being rusty and then played a perfect set that ranged from Pachelbel and Handel to Dexy's Midnight Runners and Coldplay. Particularly beautiful was their arrangement of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow." It was all very beautiful.
I took a load of short videos which I have put on my You Tube channel and which can be accessed on the link below (I hope)
Unfortunately it was a rather windy day which rather spoiled the sound of the players.
You'll never guess who turned up to listen to the music. Derek Trotter the Pony who has been doing the rounds of Hethersett and what a funny and joyous bundle of fun it's been. Derek has even got his own Facebook page with well over 300 members following his movements round the village.
For those not in the know - Derek is a toy pony found by the side of a wheelie bin. He was rescued from the refuse collectors, dressed up in a variety of styles and has gone globetrotting throughout the village. And he has been stalked by his much smaller friend Rodney. If you want to follow Derek's adventures and have a good laugh go to:
or just search for Derek Trotter the Globetrotting Pony.
In the afternoon made our first visit of the season to watch cricket at Flordon. Hethersett and Tas Valley were comfortably beaten by Brooke. The firsts had a good victory at Bungay though.
There was a very pleasant atmosphere at the ground with tables and chairs placed at a safe distance. The pavilion was closed but drinks could be ordered and paid for by card. It was just good to be back watching some cricket.
Today is a big day for the club as we take on Foxton from Cambridgeshire in the National Club competition. They have beaten us for the last goodness knows how many years. In the first round we beat the only other Norfolk team to enter - Overstrand. Now we take on the champions of Cambridgeshire who reached last season's final at Lord's.
In the latest edition of Hethersett Herald I mentioned that beauty treatments were available again from today. That's before some of the relaxed lockdown criteria was re-introduced. Dale Evans contacted us to explain the current situation. It means she cannot do any face treatments, but everything else will be available.
I am delighted to say that Dale will be writing a regular column for Hethersett Herald on beauty issues, beginning with the September edition.