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28th January 2019 (Retreating)

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A tiny barn near Cambridge hosted the first “her&her” creative retreat this weekend. Moving on from its former use as a storage space for beer barrels, the outbuilding has been lovingly transformed into the perfect place to withdraw from the hubbub of everyday life. Cydnei B and myself set off from our respective homes in […]

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23rd January 2019 (Acceptance)

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The session with “Dance for Parkinson’s” today was yet another reason to be thankful for my career choice. My recent appointment with “English National Ballet” as a musician for this weekly class is a real privilege….and  reminds me how important it is to focus on “the moment”. The dancers are a complete joy to work […]

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21st January 2019 (dream team)

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I’m admiring the sophisticated art deco interior of “RIBA” in Regents Street (my “London Office” as I like to call it!) – lounging on a sofa and drinking a café latte from my new recyclable ecoffee cup It’s been a long morning of fast track digital training, patiently dripped in to my luddite brain by […]

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19th & 20th January 2019 (Goodbyes)

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What a privilege it’s been spending time teaching such bright and generous young people over the past 10 years – sharing our appreciation of music and learning the craft of playing the saxophone and clarinet Big decision….I have now officially announced it’s my last term of regular teaching trips to London….as these youngsters prepare to […]