Musical Monday

Oh, how tired I was this morning. I went to bed early last night, with aching limbs and feet from all the rushing about and standing around in the rain yesterday and I didn’t feel much better this  morning. It was a hard three miles. Every time I came to a bridge over the river I had to pause and stare at the water rushing by, then I’d wake up and carry on. After a refreshing shower and a bit of lunch, we decided to walk away from the mess that has taken over our house in the past couple of days – we had a steady stream of wet children traipsing through the hall yesterday to use our loo – and head up to the Horniman Museum to check out the newly re-opened gardens and listen to some music performed in the refurbished bandstand.

Hector enjoys the outdoor instruments

The Crystal Palace Band played a selection of music from the past sixty years (of course) and my favourite bit was ‘Life on Mars’.

The band in action

Hector was particularly interested in the drummer, since he’s expressed a desire to have ‘drum-kitting’ lessons. We’re seriously considering a drum kit for his birthday and I have found some great-sounding lessons nearby. On our way home we stopped off in Ladywell Fields for a quick play and run around. We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep:

Playing the ‘cafe game’ – we were treated to many delicious ‘dishes’

Distance run: 3.04 miles

Time: 30 minutes 25 seconds

Average Pace: 10.01

Best Pace: 7.29

Calories: 373


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