So Friday we crossed the country to Berkeley Castle, where we attended a small private banquet whose high point was a performance by the Medieval Baebes. Somewhere, I have the first record by Miranda Sex Garden, Katharine Blake’s first band, from 1990 or thereabouts. Sadly, Blake wasn’t at the banquet performance, having apparently been suddenly taken ill with a pregnancy complication. My daughter loves the Baebes — the music, but also that they’re obviously smart and educated and yet plainly are women who do not get out of bed early in the morning if they can help it. She could do a lot worse for female role models.