Our last dance out of the season was at theÂ Blenheim Palace Literary Festival on Saturday 26 September – a joyful dayÂ from the outset. As soon as we assembled outside the Palace, we were mobbed by coach loads of tourists wanting photos with us and Â especially with Charlie our hobby horse. Next, we encountered a wedding celebration and yet another photo call! We offered to provide aÂ guard of honour for the happy couple next to a vintage car and that too seemed to make everyone smile. Finally we embarked on two lengthy sets of dances to very enthusiastic crowds enjoying the glorious warm sunshine. Particular thanks must go to Dave for calling allÂ the dances – even while dressed as Charlie (now a talking horse!) and collecting for AVMM at the same time. Afterwards we mingled with the crowd for more photos and our bagman John is hopefulÂ that he’s found a new recruit. A good day out!