The rest of October was extremely busy. Almost constant travel. Upon my return to Europe, I played that great Scarlatti/Spanish programme (Albeniz, Granados, de Falla) in Nottingham, in Devon at the Two Moors Festival, at London’s Wigmore Hall, in Richmond, at Holkham Hall in Norfolk (a real highlight!), and in Copenhagen. At Holkham, a grand Palladian mansion and estate in Norfolk, designed for the 1st Earl of Leicester, I had a butler to look after me. Now that was the life! The Marble Room was a terrific place to play (see photo). It was something out of a movie, making my entrance in high heels down the grand staircase, entering from the “Saloon” whose walls are adorned with paintings by no less than Rubens and van Dyck. I was taken on a private tour of the immense art collection the next morning which I hugely appreciated. Now if only I could take that butler with me everywhere I go….