Entries for 12th Jul 2011
Just received the nicest of gifts. Mr Chalklin [i.e. the maker of the mallets I buy] has just written me the best letter ever, and sent me a whole bundle of mallets. I wasn't expecting it at all—the postman had just left the package on my doorstep. They sound beautiful, just beautiful, and just in time for Manchester Jazz Festival! Really touched.
Just to explain: it isn't an official endorsement from Chalklin, but certainly a personal one—and it means a hell of a lot. Now, do I tidy the house or do I play all day with my new mallets??