I am always conscious of Peter Drucker’s dictum that there are meetings, and then there is work. I spent all day today in meetings, from 08.00 in the morning till gone 18.00 in the evening, but it felt like work, and productive work at that. My reward came in the evening, when we went to the Palais des Beaux Arts and listened to the London Symphony Orchestra, under the hands (no baton!) of Valery Gergiev, playing Prokofiev (the First Symphony, the First Violin Concerto and the rarely-played Sixth Symphony). It was all wonderful, but the violin concerto, played by a brilliant Greek violinist, Leonidas Kavakos, was simply sublime.