I had a friend to stay this weekend and I took her to Stratford on Avon as it’s only half an hour from here.

We visited Shakespeare’s Birthplace and wandered around admiring the impressive half-timbered buildings. It was a cold day which cast a bit of a gloom on the day and I was slightly under-whelmed by various aspects – especially that you could only buy a “entry to all houses” ticket (a hefty £12.95 each) and no possibility of buying just one ticket per property. I don’t know about you, but I can’t do four houses on the trot! No thanks – just too much. OK the ticket’s valid for a year so I can go back and see the others and use the ticket but I’d have preferred the choice thanks very much!!!

Anyway – it was a nice weekend and I’ve been practicing my new songs getting ready for a new round of recording. We’re off to Bristol this week for my birthday and going out for a meal with friends and family on Thursday so I’m looking forward to that.

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