So what did you do this week, Rachel?

I was having dinner with a dear friend the other day….

“What did you do this week, Rachel?” they asked.

I wondered how do I respond without talking for a looooong time and boring everyone at the dinner table? How do I tell her about the Zoom music classes and all the set-up, and how draining it is, but how wonderful at the same time? How do I summarise all the classes at school where I see lots of faces, and do such different things – saying rhymes with kindergarten, playing djembes with year 6, teaching note-reading and percussion pieces?

“I made lots of little people smile.” I said. “They mostly smiled with some kind of instrument in their hand.”

She smiled back. “You know, that’s the best present you can give someone, don’t you think?”

You know, she’s totally right.