I also almost almost bought tickets for The Beggars Opera but since the first date I thought I could go is sold out, I was saved from my follly - I probably shouldn't be buying tickets for Britten operas after Billy Budd.
These are my first ticket purchases of the new year. Why is this more easily accomplished than buying furniture? And why have I lost my "joie du travail" this afternoon? Perhaps the answer is in the bottom of my next cup of tea.