Well the concert was really rather fabulous. I was unexpectedly in the front row (I had a seat in row E, but apparently the first several rows come and go depending on how they set the stage up). After the concert I ran off to the ATM so I could buy a t-shirt, when I got back with my money they were out signing things so I got my programme signed and said how much I'd enjoyed it. Then there was a lady who had been on the merchandise stall but also taking photos/videos from one of the boxes in the evening, and she asked if I'd like to say a few words to camera about the evening. So I said I would but I think I just said some incoherent gibberish about how it was brilliant and amazing and I'd be seeing them again for definite and possibly even at Cadogan Hall if I could manage it (which I probably can't, due to work stuff).
On top of all that, I managed to drive myself in to the centre of Cambridge and back home, so that was an extra achievement.
And at my recorder lesson earlier in the evening before the concert, my teacher had asked if I'd like to start looking towards an exam, I said why not, so we can make a start on the technical work. Then he found the syllabus and said I should have a copy for if I'm near any shops and could buy anything to try. He said 'did we discuss a level?' and I said no, and he pondered and said 'Five or Six?' so I sat there a bit
I think we will go for 5 partly because it's less daunting, partly because it fits in nicely with my last exam being G4, and also partly because it seems I already own about half the G5 syllabus from my Massive Secondhand Music Haul - in retrospect, it is clear now that the big pile of recorder music in the secondhand shop was basically the Trinity syllabus G1-5 that someone had chucked out. And most of it remains on the TG syllabus (which is what I'll be doing, since my teacher works for Trinity it seems on reasonable, plus it was Trinity I did back in the day as a child).