Well I heard from my man at sea and the concert last night went very well.
I think Robin was a little more tense than normal, due to the loss of a day of guitar practice, whilst he was battling with sea sickness.
However, he had some lovely comments from members of the audience.
One couple, who travel every year on the QE2, said it was the best concert they'd heard. So that was very nice.
He was also taken out afterwards by the cruise director which is always a good sign!
The sea today remains rather rough, so Robin returned to the exercise bike, to try and take his mind off things.
I suspect that subconsciously he feels the faster he pedals, the quicker he will reach dry, and stable, land....
However, he couldn't really relax, as tomorrow is the second concert.
This is another 45 minute recital and a completely different programme.
So no rest for Robin.
He has been busy rehearsing, and preparing, on and off all day.
I meanwhile have been holding the fort here.
It's rather strange as it is the first time that Robin has been away since son number two started school.
So, in theory, I should have much more time.
I haven't seen any evidence of it as yet, although, the house has seemed remarkably quiet.
'As always, it was sheer pleasure to observe Robin Hill's remarkable fluent technique: everything looks easy when he plays it.' Colin Cooper- Classical Guitar Magazine ----- 'Wonderful for their (Hill & Wiltschinsky) precision, touch and clarity of sound... refined virtuosity, the achievement of a long interpretive process.' Il Giornale D'Italia (Rome) ----- 'I loved your CD and thought your technique and performance were fabulous...' Rick Wakeman