The weekend has been taken up in a flurry of musical activity and, though I did manage to knit a few rows of Mark's socks, I've not achieved anything worthy of a photograph in the last couple of days.
Mark sings with The Stuart Singers and on Saturday, they held their "fun day". My contribution was centred on the table in the photograph, and as usual, all cakes were sold for a very satisfying sum of cash.
Saturday evening, we went to a CBSO concert in Birmingham. A familiar programme: The Hebrides, Schubert's Unfinished Symphony and Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2. All finely played, no complaints - but it somehow didn't have the magic which makes the performance memorable.
Then yesterday, as if we hadn't satisfied our musical needs already, we enjoyed a singing day in a local village hall with Faith Watson. It was one of her "Singing for Larks" days and one of our friends is a regular participant. Faith was very impressive, her energy boundless and I can highly recommend the day for anyone - not just "people who sing".
"Proper" musical reports can be found here shortly (when Mark uploads them!)
I keep my blog as a personal record of what I'm up to, which might be seen as working towards "An elegant sufficiency, content, retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books, ease and alternate labour, useful life". I'm certainly not there yet. There is quite some way to go!