I've just come home from my first singing lesson since I was about 17. I was pleasantly surprised that the tutor seemed rather impressed with my voice, but maybe she just says that to everybody! So we did some breathing excercises (very different to how I was originally taught, I'll have to un-learn some bad habits), and she's given me a song to learn and practice. The song, I was thrilled to realise, is "I Dreamed A Dream" from Les Miserables, which I love. I've already spent a significant period of my life singing that song when I thought nobody could hear me, so the only unfamiliar thing will be doing it in front of somebody!
So that was fun, but now I must return to mundanity and go shopping for dinner. I'm thinking of a wonderful, nuitritious, healthy microwave meal that will only taste a little bit like cardboard.