enjoying the stroll towards the Royal Albert Hall.
Up the staircase and along the corridor
to the tiny door which must be unlocked
before we can go into our box
swathed and festooned in red plush and velvet.
There is a little table at the back of the box
and we stand around at the interval
and enjoy sushi and chilled Pouilly-Fumé.
After the concert it is still early enough
to sit in Carluccio's
and eat ice cream out of tall slim glasses.
It was an evening of wonderful music
and unexpected delights.