Or in this case, one of those evenings. I think it might be best if I just became a hermit, living in a cave with only water to drink and absolutely no forms of communication with the outside world. Just me, some books, my CD player and my sewing - and even then I'd probably manage to embarrass myself somehow.
On a positive note, the new concert series programme is out. I'd thought about not subscribing this year as I get fed up of having to rush round madly on a Wednesday evening to see a not particularly inspiring concert and then get home late. However, concert one features Sibelius 2 which I adore (the last performance I saw made me cry, although that was by the Royal Concertgebouw under Janssens so was something of a treat anyway), concert three has the Grieg Piano Concerto which is fantastic and concert four is Mozart, including the Reqiuem, conducted by our very own Paul McGrath. The real clincher, however, is concert two - the Halle doing Mahler 5. The Halle have the best fortissimo I've ever heard. My subscription forms are going in the post tomorrow.