This is the start of the third session of the sashiko sampler course in Perth. When I arrived at The Peacock and the Tortoise yesterday morning, the electrics had tripped out, so while Trudy got the electrician in to fix them and check all was OK, we nipped round the corner to the concert hall foyer cafe and did an hour there! Sashiko is so portable. We had an early lunch, as the lights were on again by noon. It turned out that the lamp had failed in one of the spotlights in the window.
If we hadn't been there, I'd have forgotten that last night's concert was the St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet overture and Symphony No 6 ('Pathetique'), plus Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No.4, so I got tickets. It was brilliant!