July 2016

Short and sweet this month - less pictures and a slightly longer than usual video. The highlight of this month was Matthew and his orchestra taking a trip up to the Birmingham Symphony Hall for a concert performance in a national music festival. Cassandra was stuck at school but Megan's mum came up with us and Chris's folks came down by train so there was a big audience. They played a short warm-up public performance in a marquee just outside the library ...

... and then after lunch took centre stage in the main Symphony Hall for this performance...

Oh, and we couldn't go a month without an extension update. Most of the major building work is complete now - just a few bits of electrical and plumbing work and things like skirting boards to go in ... but we have started to eat, sleep and drink painting as room after room now requires coat after coat. Definitely starting to feel like we're nearing the end though...