Sunday, March 13, 2016
Our friends Adam and Tim arrived on Friday for their long-weekend visit, and we've been busy as bees. (And speaking of bees, I saw my first bee of the season in our garden yesterday, browsing for pollen among the blue borage flowers -- another sign of spring!)
I took Olga on a long neighborhood walk and then had French class yesterday morning, bien sûr. Adam and Tim, meanwhile, went to Camden Market to check out the eccentric local characters. (Even though the place is more full of tourists than eccentric local characters, there are at least always a few.) We reconvened in the afternoon with plans to go to Royal Albert Hall last night -- but then Adam came down with a migraine, so they wound up staying home.
Dave and I went, however. We saw "Raiders of the Lost Ark" accompanied by a live orchestra providing the musical track. It was fascinating. There's so much music in movies that you don't even really notice -- rattling percussion in quiet tense moments, or clarinets adding mystery, or horn blasts at the high points of the action. And, of course, the proverbial romantic violins. I had to remind myself to watch the orchestra as well as the film!
(Photo: Cricklewood, last weekend.)