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This is completely original and not a montage of any sort. In early summer we went to a local ‘big’ house where a local brass band played on the lawn at the front of the house and a buffet was served during the evening. Altogether a very pleasant occasion made even more enjoyable by these cows. Within about 30 seconds of the band starting to play first one, then two and finally three cows came and stood like this looking over the wall to see what was going on. They soon got fed up and wandered off after a few minutes.

 

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[For those of you who are interested Maureen is prgessing well after her Hip operation on 7th.July and is getting on quite a lot quicker than she did with the other Hip.  She uses only one crutch most of the time or none at all in doors although she still prefers to use two if she is walking very far from the house.  All seems to be healing well, she sees the Consultant two weeks on Tuesday and has been going to our local hospital at Loughborough for physio sessions for several weeks. Hopefully she will soon feel able to think about driving again.]

 

From The Miscellaneous Folder

INTERESTED SPECTATORS

This is completely original and not a montage of any sort. In early summer we went to a local ‘big’ house where a local brass band played on the lawn at the front of the house and a buffet was served during the evening. Altogether a very pleasant occasion made even more enjoyable by these cows. Within about 30 seconds of the band starting to play first one, then two and finally three cows came and stood like this looking over the wall to see what was going on. They soon got fed up and wandered off after a few minutes.

 

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[For those of you who are interested Maureen is prgessing well after her Hip operation on 7th.July and is getting on quite a lot quicker than she did with the other Hip.  She uses only one crutch most of the time or none at all in doors although she still prefers to use two if she is walking very far from the house.  All seems to be healing well, she sees the Consultant two weeks on Tuesday and has been going to our local hospital at Loughborough for physio sessions for several weeks. Hopefully she will soon feel able to think about driving again.]

 

comments (18)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 29 Aug 2014, 00:16
The coos look like well-dressed music critics, Brian.


Good news about Maureen.
Brian Walbey: In their best formal dress Ray smile
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 29 Aug 2014, 04:57
Great news about Maureen and that will also encourage her to do the exercises...I know she will do them, but when there is progress it is more 'easy'smile Please say Hello to her.

Those cows are great... what an audience.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Astrid, the cows lasted about a minute before moving on, but in that time they amused everybody who could see them.
i picked out the cows even before i read your information Brian...
there's nothing better than listening to a brass band on a nice sunny day....petersmile
Brian Walbey: We really like brass bands, the part of the country we live in is well known for bands, this was only a small part of the entire band who have won the national championships in the past.
it's great to hear about how well Maureen is doing Brian... good for her....petersmile
Brian Walbey: Thanks Peter.
  • Richard Trim
  • Suffolk: where the sun rises first in England
  • 29 Aug 2014, 06:25
The lady looks to have got all the lads well under control. Good news about Maureen ... I hope you are keeping on top of all the domestic chores, Brian
Brian Walbey: Unusual to see a lady conductor with a brass band, we used to have one when I was in Loughborough Male Voice Choir, for a while, she was very good. We are at the point where the chores are split!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Aug 2014, 06:44
The inclusion of the cows certainly makes this look like a copy & paste job at first glance Brian. But of course cows are ever curious..

Good news about Maureen
Brian Walbey: It was very amusing, nearly everybody chuckled at seeing them.
The cows totally make this charming image, Brian. What pure delight!

And thanks for the update on Maureen. So glad to hear her hip is healing well for her.
Brian Walbey: It was hilarious, my friend, who is in the camera club, and me jumped up very quickly and took some shots before the cows wandered off.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Aug 2014, 07:02
Fine news about Maureen and I'm sure she will soon be driving again - an encouraging music, please, for her played by this nice band! Oh, my sweet belted Galloway cows - they love music, too!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Philine. This is the Hathern Band, based in a small village near us, and winners of many competitions over the years, the whole area is proud of them. http://www.hathernband.co.uk/
Delightful picture Brian

So pleased Maureen is progress sing well
Brian Walbey: Thanks Bill.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 29 Aug 2014, 08:25
It does look a little incongruous, Brian
Brian Walbey: It was very amusing, they only listened for a short while and then shuffled off.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 29 Aug 2014, 08:35
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belted_Galloway
The elted Galloway cows could have been brought to GB by the Vikings! I love them!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lXKDu6cdXLI
Brian Walbey: Absolutely hilarious video, we both enjoyed it and the cows did as well it seems.
  • blackdog
  • This Sceptred Isle
  • 29 Aug 2014, 09:28
Perfect Brian - even their outfits match!

Good to hear Maureen is doing well.
Brian Walbey: They seemed to enjoy it while they stood there.
Belted Galloways with a musical inclination what a laugh, great capture, glad Maureen is making good progress.
Brian Walbey: There arrival amused everybody, good job the band couldn't see them.
haha, clever title and a well composed shot to show off the going on.
good to hear of the steady progress. best wishes to Maureen.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Ayush.
I don't know this breed of cow but I am guessing from the behavior that they are milk cows. I am so glad to hear news of Maureen. The physio makes all the difference.
Brian Walbey: I'm told the breed of the cows is Belted Galloways, their arrival was certainly very amusing. This time Maureen got physio straight away, last time it was almost 3 months later, that's our health service for you!
Great fun capture Brian!
I am glad to hear that Maureen is doing so well. Thank you for keeping us informed.
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard.
too bad I cannot hear them
Brian Walbey: They are a very good band Chantal, this is only a small part of the full band.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 29 Aug 2014, 20:42
This must have been glorious; I do like a brass band - one of many reasons I love Yorkshire, I suppose. The cows may have misheard the conductor talking about sheet music; they heard it as sheep music. wink
Brian Walbey: They are a top class band Alan, this is only a small part of the main band, but they always sound excellent, indeed when I sung in both my choirs I had the pleasure of doing joint concerts with them on several occasions.

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