Music that has made me smile/sometimes cry this year

As many of you will already know, music plays an important part in my life. You will also know that both my sons are musicians. Ben is in Vialetters (If you have never heard them, firstly why not? Secondly don’t worry they are on the playlist above) and Jack is in a band called SpeakEasy,Continue reading “Music that has made me smile/sometimes cry this year”

August! An emotional month.

I always knew it would be an emotional one, especially with the background that is going on in my family (something I alluded to in previous blogs, but do not yet want to go into details). The month started with a bang, when Ben (the Bass player on the right in the picture above) andContinue reading “August! An emotional month.”

Thank you Boys

I have mentioned a few times in various blogs about my love for music, and how music helps me keep an even keel when my resilience is being challenged. At the moment my resilience is being tested. Now part of being resilient is accepting that there are times in your life that will hurt, andContinue reading “Thank you Boys”

Just The Tonic

As you know I have been a little fed up over the past couple of weeks. In my previous blog I mentioned the tonic of being coached for my well-being which was truly excellent. Then on Thursday morning I woke up to this song on my Spotify. There is nothing better than hearing something oneContinue reading “Just The Tonic”

Being a Parent

Being a parent is a privilege, on the whole it is wonderfully rewarding experience, watching your child grow, and develop. However it is also exhausting, stressful, and sometimes terrifying. We are after all hard wired to protect and nurture our children, we can’t help it we just do it. When our children are young weContinue reading “Being a Parent”

Unashamedly Proud Dad and fan

On 2nd January 2018 saw me and Lisa at the Sesh in The Polar Bear, Hull watching our eldest son play bass with Vialetters. Now this is the third gig we have seen them and only the 4th they have played. What a triumph it was. Easily the best gig they have played. They grabbedContinue reading “Unashamedly Proud Dad and fan”

´╗┐Vialetters’ First Gig

On Wednesday night, we went to see Ben (my oldest) play his first gig at The New Adelphi (Hull’s iconic music venue) with his band Vialetters. As I said it was their debut gig as a band at least one member (Ollie, the founder member) had played gigs before, but they had never played togetherContinue reading “´╗┐Vialetters’ First Gig”