Letters to the Editor
Hello Simon and Ann,
My wife and I went to Tallinn in Estonia over the February half-term holiday. A beautiful place, best visited in the winter and not at a weekend to avoid the British stag-do’ers (should such a word exist)!
We walked into a “medieval themed” restaurant called the Peppersack on the first evening. “Medieval style” music was gently issuing forth from the “medieval” speakers (probably Celestion Ditton 15’s, but they could have been 44’s). “Blimey”, as I almost never say, “Blackmore’s Night would go down well here”.
My prescience was rewarded as the whole of the Fires at Midnight album then came on. Laugh? I could have wept. What a dreadful album, apart from the guitar solo in the eponymous track. I almost choked on my herring with sour cream, onion and rye-bread, basturma chops, smoked pork tongue, dill pickle, marinated onion and mushrooms as the fragrant Candice murdered the vowels in “soopuurstayshun plagued the air”.
It’s a funny old world……..
Regards, Mark Bulldeath