Since the mid 1970s, touring has become a regular and pleasurable feature of choir life - in fact a real perk for all members and their wives, as a subsidy has been offered from time to time from choir funds. We have travelled widely in England, Wales and Scotland and to many countries abroad. We have visited Germany nine times and developed friendships in California and Chicago as a result of three trips. In 2003, one of our members David Dunbavin with wife, Gael, emigrated to the south of France. He was able to arrange a week-long tour for a party of 45 singers and 40 wives. We sang at four concerts but had plenty of free time for sightseeing and enjoying the wonderful weather.