I have got so used to everything being online-only that I was very surprised when an Actual Thing turned up in the post to commemorate the Presto Music Award 2021 for my book The Piano.
It’s a nice little sculpture of the blue Presto Music ‘arrows’ logo. I knew about the award before Christmas, I think, but was extra-pleased – in these ‘virtual’ days – to receive something to put on my mantelpiece.
How can it be February already? January seemed to go by in a single swoop. Now the birds are starting to sing more, the snowdrops are out, and there is a distinct feeling of hopefulness in the air.