Music exam time again.
Eleven young children taking their music exams on various instruments - trumpets, saxophones, violins and flutes this time.
It makes such a difference when the examiner gives the children a smile as they come in, helps them with the music stand, exchanges some innocuous comment.
This one was straight-faced - not exactly unfriendly, but not very welcoming or smiley.
It really made me think about the importance of the way you speak to people, interact, make eye-contact, your facial expression, whether you actually have a pleasant expression on your face or just a pre-occupied air.
We'll get the results in a couple of weeks. Hopefully the severity of their manner wasn't an indication of how they were approaching the marks.