The gritter lorry goes by, churning its contents across the road and over the pavement. Baby, it's cold outside.
We're huddled around the bar and having animated conversations about the brilliant night we've just had in My Kind of Town. And then a hush descends.
Our cheery landlord, Mr Pie, pipes up: 'The band's here.'
And then a colorful array of characters walks in through the door, led Pied Piper-like by our own Ding Dong Daddy.
The assembled throng breaks out into applause. Locals from this enchanted village have just had the most wonderful evening, watching, listening and dancing to the Afro Celt Sound System, a band founded by Ding Dong Daddy twenty years ago. They blend world rhythms into an unstoppable force, performing them with sheer joy on the stage.
The uplifting spirit of the music is totally infectious and we are all still on a legal high.
The band members take a bow, grab a drink and amuse themselves with what we in Lush Places consider top-notch entertainment.
Somehow, though, I don't think my position as vice-captain of the pub's new table skittles team is in jeopardy in any way.
Oh what a night.
That's about it.
Love Maddie x