Apart from the usual aceness, the only things to report here are...
- that the boards were VERY slippery (forgot to wash them with softdrink & detergent) but hardly anyone fell over. There's a slightly concentrating look to our movement and faces because of this.
- that (as always happens at this particular gig) a small child from the audience endangered itself, and us, by running across the boards during a dance. I swear every year I always catch the same expression on the guardian of the pitch-invading child - one of gentle amusement at small child's cuteness / willingness to join in, and no concept of how this might inconvenience the performers. I believe this year it was left to me to shepherd the child off stage, rather than her being grabbed by an embarrassed carer, but maybe I've remembered that wrong.
- that my children scored rather well at the post-show prowl round the second-hand toy stalls. Possibly the best item was a dvd copy of Raiders of the Lost Ark. I've put off letting the kids watch this as I thought (rightly) that there was a lot of violence in it, but they seem old enough now to accept it as fantasy (I'm not sure if this is a good thing) and needed no more than an adult presence in the room with them as they watched it. I went to provide emotional support to them when the face-melty bits started but was reassured they were both fine. (This in stark contrast to how stressed they got that night when I read a chapter from the very old-fashioned and wholesome book The Picts & The Martyrs -one of the books in the Swallows & Amazons series-