I have just come inside after a lovely evening concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at their yearly ‘Under The Stars - Proms in the Park’ event in my local park here in East Ham. As many of you know, I am housebound and only leave the house to attend my hospital appointments so walking to the park and sitting there for 3 hours is out of the question for me – I haven’t been there for many years, but the park is so close to me so I can hear the music in my garden!
Please click on the photos to get a larger version when you are finished reading – so worth it!
Most people take a picnic basket and the extended family to the concert and stay there the whole afternoon and evening - my cat and I lined up some nice food in my garden and had a picnic on our own.
When it got dark I lit up my lovely fireplace, the chimenea.
And I had candle-lit lanterns spread around the garden.
The concert ended with the traditional Last Night of the Proms firework finale, featuring Jerusalem and Rule Britannia. I took
some pictures around 100 pictures of the firework and had a hard time choosing which to show you, but here is a selection.
I had a great time, hope you enjoyed the photos, sorry I can’t share the music with you, it was all the famous classics. Who needs walking all the way to the park, queue up to get in to the park, sit on uncomfortable chairs for 3 hours and then queue to get out of the park just to walk all the way home – when I can get all the joy sitting comfortably in my own garden and just walk a few steps to get inside when it’s finished :-)
Until next time, take care.