Last weekend I went for a long drive. (Well, I got driven…. big thank-you to my long-suffering driver!)
I went to a beautiful place in western NSW called Mount David (via my favourite cafe to get some freshly-baked doughnuts). You go to Oberon and keep on going for a bit more, if you want to go there yourself – it’s very beautiful. I recommend it.
David Pereira and I had been invited to play at a concert series up there that is run by an amateur violinist I know. About 45-50 people descend on this beautiful house on a Sunday afternoon, and musicians play for an hour or so, and then everyone has cakes and sandwiches and tea and sparkling wine. (I know! Sounds great!)
David and I were going to rehearse the day before (and eat the doughnuts), and stay overnight, and perform the next day. It was the perfect thing to do for me. Just perfect. The air was cold and crisp. The food was home-cooked, and just kept appearing. I was warm inside the house. I didn’t have to do any washing up. And on both days I went for two long walks around this property – and it was heaven. Cold, but so very beautiful. The company was excellent. The audience was really appreciative.
The concert went really well – and we’re looking forward to playing the same program this weekend in Sydney, Yass and Canberra.
And the doughnuts were fabulous.