Thanks to my referees for giving me such glowing praise in the application. I am sure it is thanks to you that the application was successful.
It's really excellent news and now the adventure of planning the trip begins. My mind keeps drifting towards figuring out how I can sneak as much motorcycle riding into the itinerary as possible. (Motorbikes are my other obsession.) Aside from the incredible experience and opportunity of learning the traditional craft of bowmaking from French masters, I fancy taking the opportunity to also ride a cool bike through the French countryside, stopping for the occasional fromage et baguette! Oui!
Back to reality, cello number five is progressing well. It looks like a good cello to me. I'll be taking it down south for a test run in the next few days and I am confident that it will sound like a good cello as well.
And now back to cellomaking ...