A Christmas party and a concert…

This weekend was fairly busy! On Saturday morning Philippa’s parents came up to help us out with various things we had to do. We had quite a productive day: we broke up the old radiator cover and took it to the tip, we also got rid of my old computer desk (it’s been replaced by one they brought up, donated by one of Phil’s friends from home). We covered up the hot water tank with new lagging, as the old lagging was insufficient. We painted the radiator in the main bedroom… and I think that’s about it actually!

So it was a fairly productive day. In the evening, we went to my office Christmas party, which was at the Fynn Valley Golf Club. I was impressed with the venue – it was really nice inside! The evening went well, the meal was lovely (I had roast beef and Phil had salmon), the company was good, and the dancing afterwards was much fun! I haven’t had a good dance in ages so I was pleased when the DJ started rolling out some of the cheesy classics… we left at about 12:20AM, so we didn’t get back home until around 1:15AM.

Unfortunately we were doing tea and coffee at church the next day, so we had to be up early to set up! Ah well, c’est la vie. Church was good, and afterwards we had a student lunch. That seemed to go well, everyone was chatting away merrily and there was generally a good atmosphere.

In the evening we went out to a concert at Ipswich Corn Exchange by the City of London Sinfonia – the second concert we’d been to there in just over a week! They played ‘Le Tombeau de Couperin’ by Ravel, Beethoven’s ‘Eroica’ Symphony, and a new piece by Robin Holloway called ‘Fourth Idyll’. I wasn’t too convinced about the new piece, but the Beethoven and the Ravel were both beautiful. I particularly liked the Ravel, it was very ‘light’ and had a sort of lyrical quality.

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