The most exciting week of my life so far has begun. 6 am start, huge storm in London but somehow I get to Paddington. Train delays everywhere, people soaked and quite a grim atmosphere. I finally board, change at Bath Spa, where the next train is 40 minutes delayed -this means I will only have half an hour to warm up, get changed and do my hair. This lunchtime I launch the new Recital Series at the Wiltshire Arts Centre.

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Everyone is so nice and friendly, they even got me gluten free macaroons 🙂 Last time I was here was in January with the Wiltshire Youth Orchestra and Tim Redmond playing Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Such fun, really miss them! The recital went down a storm and the audience enjoyed me introducing each piece. They laughed at my image of one of the Shostakovich preludes as a brass band trying to play together. Drunk brass band! As soon as I finished performing, I ran (literally) to the station to catch the next train back to Paddington to catch the Heathrow Express to the airport.

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Off to Bucharest for 12 hours! Arrived safely and this is the view from my hotel window

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