The photo is taken from the local fete on Saturday night, a local band were playing (think Spinal Tap with a West Country burr) while local people drank local ale. It was very local.
The relaxing has been limited a bit because a French exchange student is visiting - He is Emo and rather unsuited for country life and also seems to be a bit of a berk. Is it Emo to not say please or thank you? Does the movement include tramping mud around the house on your shoes? Or perhaps that is just part of being an exchange student?