Welcome home, Charlie

We have a lot of visitors at Melliodora.

Last week, it was the ‘Inimitable Vegetable Sound Machine’ Charlie Mgee himself, turning up at our doorsteps with his tool-of-trade ukelele in hand.

He spent a few days here, before appearing at the Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve sound shell during the Swiss Italian Festa last Saturday, and left promising to come back in January (stay tuned).

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After six months on the road, of gruelling tours in northern hemisphere, Charlie was instantly in his element at Melliodora. Though this is his first visit to permaculture central Melliodora, he looked quite at home and on arrival jumped into all sorts of activities around the property. He blended in, as if he had been here before, and he looked sparkling best when he was working in the garden with David. Charlie’s like that, as you can guess from his music. He was also sighted on Saturday at Maldon Folk Festival busking hard…. he sure gets around. He even took  time off to play a game of scrabble with the Melliodora elders (though he came up with some nice words, sadly, he was soundly beaten by the elders, we were told, not just once, but thrice).

We are all looking forward to his January visit (and some more games of scrabble, of course). Charlie (and David) is appearing also in the Rainbow Serpent Festival.

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