We had good fun at training last night. We had a lot of people away from training on holiday so we set up a some courses (agility and jumping) designed by one of the judges at this year's FCI World Championships. We invited Berndatte, Lisa, Toni and Lee to come along and have a practise before going out to Norway.
We trained over a slightly simplified version of one of the agility courses and were really pleased with how we and our dogs coped. It was good fun. Then we had a long session for the World Champ people and allowed them time to walk the courses and then run them and train bits and pieces where needed. Now we just have to keep our fingers crossed for the British team and wish them all lots of luck.
Dennis came along in order to try out some action photography in an indoor arena, hopefully he got some good results.
On the way home they dropped off Tazz who is now happily installed with us until Bernadette and Dennis get back from Norway. He has settled in really well and is very comfortable with Tina and Ellie in the small sitting room ...... yes that is Tazz and not Kizzy on the sofa with Ellie!
The most exciting thing for me today is that I managed to get tickets to see my favourite pianist Leif Ove Andsnes who is doing just two concerts in the UK this year (he only tours here about once in every 3-5 years!). The concert is in December at the Birmingham Symphony Hall and is a celebration of Elgar and Greig.
To see him play has been a dream of mine for a very long time and to be able to hear him play Greig's piano concerto is something I never thought I would be lucky enough to experience. I can't describe how happy I am. It will be a lovely Christmas present. I tried to book at the weekend but there were only single tickets left so I was very disappointed, the concerts had sold out so quickly. I called again today and was lucky to get two returns which means that we can sit together!