Right, since I haven’t posted for a while I shall give you a quick-fire update of what’s new…

Rehearsals for ‘The Sorcerer’ are still going, if not exactly going strong. There’s a lot still to do, and we’re all getting a little panicked about it. Latest news is that ‘the orchestra can’t make the dress rehearsal’, which is interesting. This means our first performance, to which I have friends and family in attendance, will effectively be our dress rehearsal. My experience of dress rehearsals for under-rehearsed shows is not good, and does not bode well for Friday. Still, we’ll have to wait and see.

I’m really enjoying the rowing, and had my first race last weekend. I meant to tell you all about it, but never quite got round to writing the post. Briefly, it was a knockout competition consisting or a series of head-to-head races. We sailed through the first round (not literally!), but then got thoroughly thrashed in the second. We went behind from the start, and our technique disintegrated completely, leaving us to trail home almost two lengths behind. We have another race tomorrow, and hope to do much better this time. I’ll tell you about it at a later date. Oh, and the crew we lost to last weekend ended up getting through to the final, so no shame there.

I had my last supervision of the term today, for which I had once again not quite managed to do any work whatsoever. This term has not been good as far as work is concerned, and I am firmly resolved to make up for it over the vacation. I have to work this holiday, otherwise I’m going to get myself yet further behind.

I think that’s all the news that’s fit to print, so I shall leave it there. I’m going to head to bed in preparation for the big race tomorrow. Not exactly an early night, but I’ll get around seven hours. No doubt I’ll go straight back to bed after the race tomorrow anyway. (Via the shower, of course.)