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September 16, 2017 Susan Elkin

Prom 74 (Susan Elkin reviews)

As always on the penultimate night of the world’s biggest classical music festival, the atmosphere in the Royal Albert Hall was up...

September 16, 2017 Susan Elkin

Prom 64 (Susan Elkin reviews)

I heard the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra on their home turf in Amsterdam in June so it was a real treat to catch...

September 13, 2017 Susan Elkin

Marriage of true minds? No longer

Sometimes I feel that our marriage is over. Something else has replaced it although I can’t quite put my finger on what....

September 6, 2017 Susan Elkin

Pencils, plumbing and pills

One morning last week My Loved One strode (yes, strode – not shambled, shuffled or trudged) into my office. He’d been to...

August 30, 2017 Susan Elkin

Money Worries

Money is becoming a problem in the household I share with My Loved One and the loathed Ms Alzheimers. Don’t squirm. This...

August 23, 2017 Susan Elkin

A little light reading?

If something happens to me or to someone close to me, I thirst for information. When I was pregnant with my first...

August 20, 2017 Susan Elkin

Prom 36 (Susan Elkin reviews)

It is Thomas Dausgaard’s extraordinary control over dynamics that I shall remember most about this concert. In the Schubert he had the...

August 15, 2017 Susan Elkin

Trying to hang on to a can-do mindset

Sod you, Ms Alzheimer’s. Time for some positive thinking. Whatever you say and do there are still, at the moment, plenty of...

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