My wife and son are away this weekend, so that gives me a chance to enjoy the house all by myself. Sometimes it is very relaxing to be on your own, and this is one of those times.

So I have music playing from the living room speakers (an event that hardly every happens otherwise), and, what's more, exactly the music that I want to listen to (a mix of Holst, Sibelius, Ravel & Vaughan Williams this evening so far).

The lights are low, the candles are lit. Apart from the music all I hear is the ticking of the clock and the hum of the computer & refridgerator. One of the cats is nuzzling up to me. A glass of wine completes the effect.

A very pleasant evening. Especially after a long walk this afternoon that has worn out my feet!