Gosh I just knew something exciting was going to happen when I saw the big truck in Duthie Park on Thursday morning.
But even so, later that day I still couldn't believe my flappy little ears when Gail asked me if I wanted to join her and the neighbours at a performance of 'Il Trovatore' in the park, screened live from Covent Garden Opera House in London.
Now I will confess here that I am somewhat indifferent to music. And as for the opera's plot - are you familiar with 'Il Trovatore'? If not, perhaps all you need to know is that it doesn't end well. So sad, 'cos had Leonora opted to settle down on her own (maybe with a dog for companionship) and everyone else had been sensible and avoided bonfires, there could have been the possibility of a happy outcome...
Those of you who do enjoy a good tune might like the wee video. My favourite bit is around 20 seconds, where the couple in front of us start nodding their heads in time to the music. Does your human ever do that?