Well hello, 18th century aficionados! After such a hectic weekend, I write this reclining on my Louis XVI chaise longue, listening to the quartet and eating pastel-coloured macaroons in the sunshine. We have just had the most wonderful weekend., and weather to match.  Lady Georgianna had a whistle-stop tour of the West Midlands, starting with Droitwich’s Salt Day festival, singing,  playing and wandering round fanning ourselves. Next stop was the sold-out performance at Birmingham Arts fest,  with the most wonderful audience that pleased me greatly by laughing in all the right places and singing along. The prize of one of our new CDs was won by none other than the Duke of Wellington! Sunday saw us in Shakespeare’s Stratford, at a wedding fair in the Stratford Hotel, a vision of half-timbered loveliness,  and then back to Artsfest for a pirate-themed song and dance workshop which was enjoyed by all. Wandering through the city centre, Isabella and I came across some ernest young men performing a Japanese sword fighting demonstration, and it was all I could do to prevent our lovely cellist challenging them to a duel! I extend the warmest welcome to those who have recently met us, and also to our long-standing friends that have been greatly missed during our summer vacation. I do hope you like the new look of our website and continue to visit us. As always,  please leave your  comments and news for us to peruse. Your faithful servant, Allegra