On Sunday I played for a private party in The Devil's Punchbowl which is a beautiful part of the world. The house was 2 miles down a country lane next a to a large lake and surrounded by natural beauty. It was a discreet affair with a four course meal from locally sourced food, English cider from draught, and me on classical guitar.
The meal took place in a "wigwam marquee" which have become quite fashionable lately. You can see in my pictures above that these are quirky from the outside and can be made really cosy on the inside.
The client whose 50th birthday it was said to me "It's my birthday and I said to my wife that she could organise whatever party she liked as long as the meat was locally sourced lamb, the drink was my favourite Suffolk cider, and that David Buckingham played classical guitar!"