Despite the Desperate Housewife having bronchitis (I know, sob sob!) there are still events to attend and people to see and photo opps to be had. Let’s not forget that it’s 10 1/2 months till we depart Uncle Sam’s shores and I sure as hell don’t want to spend that precious time in bed, even though that’s what the lovely doc told me to do. (Sorry doc).
At this event you can wine taste and raise money for Voices for Children, which is part of the National and Maryland CASA Associations. Voices for Children recruits and trains volunteer advocates to represent the best interests of children in the Howard County Courts.
Much wine was drunk for this great cause. (I was v sensible, tho, doc, in case you are reading this 😉 )
Howard Community College Gran Prix
Next up was a horsey event that I’ve wanted to go to for the few years we’ve been here, but I kept missing. Horsey events always seem very British to me because I remember sometimes on the BBC on a Saturday there would be nothing but horse riding and jumping events on the telly.
Oddly, there was some British guy doing all the announcing. I found out later his name is Adam Cromarty and horse announcing is his job, but being the curious person I was I did try and climb up the announcement booth ladder to talk to him but got advised that he was quite busy. I just wanted to find out what he’s doing over here, cos I always want to know why Brits are over here!
Anyway, the event looked very much like this:
Ellicott City Music Fest
This event was super fun and there were some smashing Americana bands playing out in town.
One lucky band got this dancing boy enjoying their music 🙂
I totally love Ellicott City and its eclectic mix of people. It’s such a fabulous relief from Desperate Housewife land.
And talking of such a land, this garden in my neighbourhood changes themes with the months and seasons and I love spotting when it’s had a new decoration set put up! A lovely bit of crazy in Desperate Housewife land.
We also attended the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s family show of Midsummer Night’s Dream in Baltimore, which was as dreamy and wonderful as one could have hoped for.
I don’t know any theatre in the UK that is so very family orientated and caters for the kids in this way. It’s amazeballs.
Signing out, exhausted UK Desperate Housewife USA!