….Just to add some further detail to my last blog. I discovered on re-reading the information about the event that I was way out in my assessment of the number of people involved in the Song and Dance Celebration. So in the interests of statistical accuracy I quote my programme. The ‘blurb’ says:
‘The Song and Dance Celebration is an evocative manifestation of the Latvian spirit, and as such, has received a UNESCO ‘Masterpiece of intangible cultural heritage’ listing. 43,000 performers and craftsmen participate in over 50 events in 8 days.’
In the spirit of stealing titles from other events I have called the picture ‘The Remains of the Day’. Unfortunately we forgot to take a photo of the glasses full of strawberries, ice cream, fresh double cream and chocolate fingers half an hour before this photo was taken! I subjected the people in the office to this special treat in traditional Wimbledon style to celebrate Andy Murray’s historic tennis victory ……any excuse for a party!