With the haggis despatched we meet Marcia the Mayor of Taunton and her husband and find they live down the road from Mike and have a love of folk music! The position of Mayor carries the benefit of an invite to this splendid Burns Night event and the Norton Fitzwarren entertainment machine created yet another fine meal. Fresh Aire enjoyed seeing many familiar faces again and say 'long live community events like these and the people who dedicate their time to making them work'.
As the hunting season on haggis approaches Mike dusts of his weapons and tests them ready for the Norton Fitzwarren event. Both sets of pipes were made by Jon Swayne and this year it was the turn of the G-pipes to get some TLC. A trip to his workshop for a new reed and bag sealing, undertaken by another Mike get them back to fitness and ready for the first haggis! Coincidentally other members of Fresh Aire take an active interest in hearing protection during this season and become remarkably tolerant to band tuning 😀😏😣😆