Today is a holiday weekend in England and Wales and is the start of the annual Colne Blues Festival.
So blues music in all the pubs, bars and community facilities (sports centre, Municipal halls etc)in this small Pennine hill town from lunchtime today until Monday at midnight.
It's great in many ways and the town is completely full on a good year. They close the main street, there are street performances, street food etc.
I'm a music lover and will tour the town catching different bands.
Staying in is the problem as I live in the centre and can hear music from 6 different venues. This forms an unrecognizable melange of rhythms and sounds coming in my windows all day and most of the night!
The problem is my dog is very much a country and western lover and hates the blues or any kind of rock music.
Consequently I have to blast out my meager selection of country music at high volume on repeat to pacify the beast.
I'm not a big fan of country so this makes for an uneasy experience for both of us