I've been silent for a long time and left this website to weather untended and grow a little wild, but with good reason!
I've been enjoying a period of maternity leave with my beautiful wee bairn and have been entirely consumed and cocooned in a blissful bear-den cave of motherhood.
Fortune has treated us all kindly. We birthed swiftly with tremendous power, determination and with clarity and this characterful, life loving child now sleeping in my arms is healthy, peaceful though energetic and with freakish octopus strength, and greatly amused by life and all its learning.
I'm infatuated, as is right and proper, fascinated by every minute increment of development, every freckle, every sound, every breath. I wonder about how the world is perceived by one so tiny in those moments when it's apparent that their perception is radically different to my own full-grown; the shiver of shock from a startling sound will be delayed by a beat; tangible terror will erupt when the brave crawler has ventured six feet away in an unfamiliar room and lost sight and spatial sense of the reassuring presence of Mummy.
What a privilege to be that haven. What a privilege to be Her.
So I have a little delight to fully occupy my days (and of course nights) and we're thriving!
All my songs have been working hard at the first and most honest occupation for a song, Lullaby and my tolerant guitar is surviving the fascinated exploration of an inquisitive infant!
For many months now my only compositions have been ballads of bathtime and teethbrushing, but I'm beginning to feel the haze lifting and my musician is calling for a gentle re-emergence with the rising sap.
So watch this space, There are some gigs already planned for 2015 and more will follow.
Thanks to those who've listened to my music during my silence, or remembered my songs and kept the door open.