We got away to Snowdonia National Park for a writing week just before Christmas. With no phones or internet it was a welcome break and gave me time to continue work on my second album. I started by organising the various bits of paper I have been scribbling on for the past year or two and to my surprise I discovered that I had at least 40 – 50 new songs. I thought the number would be closer to ten before I started! In between working on this new material we went hill walking during the days through the beautiful Welsh countryside, coming home in the evenings to a converted barn and log fire. This was a much needed get away to allow the creative batteries time and space to recharge before the New Year!