I am very excited about returning to the UK in about 10 days for the RNCM Festival of Brass. It's been about 6 1/2 months since I was last in the UK which is my longest drought in nearly 3 years. I have been watching a steady diet of the Office, the EPL, Peter Kay( and during the holidays, Love Actually) to help me get through my withdrawl. What tMPers are going? Is it a given that there'll be a social at the Scubar on the Saturday Night (preferably followed by a trip to the curry mile...my goodness, I have not had a proper curry in ages...they sell Pataks curry sauce at one store here...but I am rubbish at cooking it)...for that matter, I haven't had a proper ale in a bit either. Anyways, I saw the concert programmes, and it looks like a fantastic weekend!!