This morning we re-discovered a fabulous piece of music.
We used to listen to this a lot but it must be some months since we heard it.
It's by Francis Poulenc, 'Salve Regina' from the opera 'Dialogues Des Carmelites'.
The version we were listening to was performed by the 'Orchestra Du Theatre National de L'Opera de Paris', and it's beautifully executed.
If you don't quite follow me here, then I suggest you go to iTunes and download a copy, or, heaven forbid, a record shop....then you'll understand what I'm talking about.
Meanwhile we are all in a strange state of euphoria here.
There is a strange yellow/orange orb in the sky that hasn't been seen since April.
Given that it's nearly August you can imagine how sun starved we are here.
So, I'm off outside, to make the most of it, as I have a feeling it will only be a fleeting glimpse of summer...
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