Well I didn’t do my second Monday blog because I was in London staying with my son and visiting friends for a few days.
Before I left, on Saturday night I went to an acoustic, benefit gig for a sick woman who’s raising money for treatment that’s not available on the NHS. Apart from the fact I got absolutely drenched walking to the venue (I literally had to wring my trousers out!) it was a fun night out.
David Mowatt and Anders Olinder
Tim Caswell and Co
After the gig, a friend I’d met last year at a festival came back to my place for the night so we chatted and played guitar into the early hours.
Sunday morning, I drove to London to spend time with my son before I go off to Africa next week. In the evening he’d organised a dinner party of loads of his mates – he lives in a big warehouse and sitting round the table were young people from Poland, Venezuela, Cuba, Columbia, Hungary, South Africa, France, Italy, Australia………plus of course a couple of Brits! That’s what I adore about London – the diversity is wonderful. Mostly they’re artists, photographers, musicians and creative people in general and we had a really interesting evening – very Bohemian I guess you’d call it.
On Monday we went to the Tate Modern and I managed to get a few pictures though you’re not supposed to take them.
On Monday night, we went to the launch of a new small venue in Tottenham – these gorgeous girls were the welcome party! It was also a planning session for a local carnival and my son and pals are going to take a float for the parade.
My son flew off to Amsterdam on Tuesday morning to see his girlfriend and I went to spend a few hours with a really old friend of mine and then drove back to Bristol in time for drumming and the Presence Open no mic night!
Today, I’ve been at songwriting group and tonight I have a practice. Tomorrow I’ll concentrate on making sure I’ve got everything I need to take to the Gambia – they need various things for the project I’m going to be working at and it’s important to take the right first aid stuff etc.
Anyway —————– that was a monster post so expect nothing more for a little while!!
Hope you’re all well. xx