The reason Duncan and I had the morning to ourselves was because Emma and Christine were at an one-day orchestra session at the junior school. Christine had dusted off her oboe and Emma had her recorder. The practice beforehand hadn’t gone too well as one of the two pieces they had been given was out of range of both instruments! Duncan and I got to come and watch the performance at the end of the day. I couldn’t tell you what Emma was up to as she was well hidden by her music stand but Christine was certainly giving it a lot of puff! There were sufficient adults there carrying the tune that all of the pieces were recognisable and Christine, at least, was sufficiently enthused to look up a local wind band when she got home.