This summer in the UK is just rain, rain and more rain. It’s rained here almost every day since April.

Despite that, I’ve managed to attend the usual drumming and festival events and this weekend I’m off to a middle-eastern festival in Somerset till Monday to learn Arabic scales on my flute.

I’m really making progress on the second album and have now got 8 tracks virtually finished – you can here versions on my music page at

We’ve had amazing family excitement with Peter finding long lost relatives in Russia and he is at this moment over there being filmed for a Russian TV programme which reunites families. His dad (who died many years ago) and uncle were separated in the war and only now has news re-emerged about the uncle’s whereabouts. How incredible to suddenly discover your family after all these years.

I’m still posting photos on Facebook regularly more than here but will try and put some up here soon.