One of the nicest things about having kids is that quite often you get the chance to be proud of them. You will have noticed in my posts over the long years - assuming you have taken the time to scrutinise them duly - that I have been proud of all four of my kids on various occasions.
Tonight it was the turn of Jimmy, my older son.
I have just got back (with a quick stop off at the pub round the corner for a couple of Augustiners) from watching him star (really!) in the Rosenkavalier, in the back rooms of one of Munich's finest theatres, Prinzregententheater.
In the role of 'Octavian, Count Rofrano', he really stole the show - along with the guy who played 'Baron Ochs auf Lerchenau'.
As his granny, who always wanted to get into theatre but never managed to get away from home to do it, would have said, "well done that lad!"