I had a few days abroad in the sun over Easter and loved the climate but missed the band. Got me to wondering - where is the best place to live to be able to enjoy both great weather and a British brass band culture? I know Mello lived in the sun but I don't think he played in a band there: I see Aidan plays abroad but I don't think Norway cuts it for the weather. I also read somewhere about Frank Renton and his wife playing at a Whit Friday type event in the sun but that wasn't with a standard British brass band line up. There's always Central Band of Florida and bits of Australia might be up to it, but they're a bit a far away. So, if we set the criteria as: 1. British format brass bands in the area 2. Decent climate, reasonably warm in winter, plenty sunshine 3. Somewhere in Europe, reasonably accessible by air where's the best place to live?