Well I left it a week because so much was going on - to be fair I did make up for that by uploading a little demo on soundcloud to keep you all happy (or frustrated depending on how you look at it) - so what have I been up to? Well I've added another date to my 2015 gig list, I am now playing at the Square & Compass in Dorset February 1st. I remember holidaying in Dorset when I was a kid and being enchanted by the new forest and then completely gobsmacked at The Cerne Abbas Giant chalked into the hill side so I'm really looking forward to returning! I really hope I can stop by some woodlands and soak up some inspiration before the gig, Dorset is not unlike my home county of Cornwall what with it's moss and magic at every turn. I've never explored the coast though so maybe I should pay that a visit and find a fossil....

Job wise, I have now officially left and am officially unemployed which - to me - translates as I have plenty of time to paint the bedroom and craft the rest of the christmas presents. My idea of heaven. Crafting has almost taken the place of music in my life recently as it's been a more accessible outlet due

to a nasty, lingering cold BUT today I went to an open mic, instrument-less and was invited to play. Now honestly I thought I sounded like a rusty hinge but the crowd were very welcoming when I sang "unwed fathers" and once I'd stoked up enough fire in my throat I delivered my rendition of Greenday's time of your life which went down a treat. I'm really grateful actually that I was encouraged to play 'cause in all honesty I didn't go there to perform I just missed my mates! 

It has definitely given me the sharp nudge I needed to continue making my music and I'm feeling newly inspired. 

So onwards and upwards I feel! Oh but before I leave I'm told I must share a picture with you from our little excursion to Dartmoor this weekend. I know, me in a burger king - not really a common occurrence, which I think is probably obvious from the surreal expression on my face!

Yes there I am in a Burger King, with the biggest burger I have ever seen, on the edge of Dartmoor wondering why there was a burger king on the edge of Dartmoor....

Just when you think you've seen everything you see something else.


Rose x