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Travelling Inspiration

I’ve been rather absent from my blog for a while. I suppose it’s something that comes in waves for me... but at least I come back!

Lately, it’s been a lot of work. Helping to open a new restaurant has taken up most of my last year, and while that’s been rewarding it’s nice that things have settled down a bit and I’m able to compose and spend time on my website again.

It’s also been nice to have a good time travelling and seeing a bit of this beautiful country I live in. Sometimes its easy to take it for granted when you walk by hundreds of years of history on your way to work every day. And, aside from recharging the batteries, travelling always gets my creative side limbered up.

Earlier this week, with mum and dad visiting from the States, I went to Dover Castle with the family. It’s incredible to see the history, from Norman times right up through the world wars.

It’s also a bit of fun, like my other half pretending to be a heraldic beast in the throne room...

And a nice view, to boot.

Disclaimer: I never claimed to be a photographer.

In music news, I’ve got a few projects on at the moment. The big one that’s taking up my focus is a Concerto for Orchestra, which I’m very excited about. I’m also working on a concerto for flute and orchestra and a piece for saxophone ensemble. Posts about all of the above are coming soon.

At the request of some of my friends and family, I’m also going to start a food blog so I can share recipes. I’ll link this in when it’s live.

Until then, I’ll leave you with this lovely photo of a stained glass window from the king’s private chapel at Dover Castle.

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