Meg and I walked to the park and made contact with Seasoned World Traveller to whom I offered access to my encrypted website complete with password. Then we made our way for home not tarrying too long in the park as the wind was getting a tad cool this morning. Then we treated ourselves to a dinner of roast beef (cooked yesterday in the slow cooker) and enhanced with some parsnips (parboiled and then roasted in the oven) accompanied with sprouts complemented with a bag of chestnuts I espied in the supermarket recently. We have our usual quiet Sunday afternoon preparing ourselves for a long musical evening tonight. It is the finals of the BBC ‘Young Musician of the Year‘ and the winners of each of the five categories (at a guess piano, strings, woodwind, brass and percussion) each perform a full concerto for the title. Past winners have included Sheku Kanneh-Mason (cello), Nicola Benedetti (violin) and Emma Johnson (clarinet) each of whom has gone on to make sparkling international careers for themselves.
As a politics footnote the recently sacked minister, Conor Burns, has apparently been recommended for a peerage as part of Boris Johnson’s resignation honours. It is said that Liz Truss is powerless to prevent this honour (and seat in the House of Lords), but if it were actually to arise, it wuld be an enormously sad commentary on the status and values of public life in Britain today. The Commons will resume on Tuesday and that is when I assume that some of the darker plots to unseat Liz Truss might either be shown to have some substance or just be shown up as Westminster tittle-tattle.