With so few opportunities to sit out this summer I took to giving the flat a thorough 'make-over'. I took down the heavy velvet, linen-lined curtains in my room with the intention of getting them cleaned but the room looked so much better without them I decided to bin them. Light now pours into my room (except at night ) but that was nothing to when I came to play my violin. Wow! - I nearly deafened myself!!! The sound is absolutely amazing - it's like I've just got a different and much more expensive instrument - and all I've done is taken down the curtains.