Today was pretty brilliant. After five years of applying we have received Arts Council funding for the fiesta time, for our tour of The Man With the Flower in his Mouth. Hooray. Now I can pay the mortgage again, at least for a few months. And on a more philosophical level it feels like a real affirmation of the company and of the work.

Also our Crowdfunding campaign for Stc is going well and we’ve raised 18% of our 2k total, just in the last week. So today is a great day for receiving. I’m hoping it might carry on til tomorrow and I might have a little flutter on the Grand National (not with our Arts Council money, obviously)!