Mike Curtis and his merry men are with us this week, painting the outside of our windows etc. We find them a pleasure to have working for us, as witnessed by it being 12 years since they first started coming.
This evening, I have been part of a large audience listening to Nick Hytner at the Literature Festival. The tent was too dark for me to take notes, and anyway he spoke too fast for me to get much down. As before, I enjoyed hearing him talk about working at the National Theatre, but perhaps rather less so than when he was just embarking on his highly successful reign there. My mind swims when I think of the man's capacity for work!