At present, I'm in Lancashire for teaching and visiting. The wedding photographs arrived from the Singleton version the other day so I spent most of today sobbing (with joy) at the sight of myself and my friends and family. They are so natural and modern - well worth the money.

This weekend I will be working on Fleetwood Music Festival material with my pupils. I have a record number in it this year. There are quite a few first timers. Sadly, the festivals are slowly dying on the Fylde Coast as there are a distinct lack of singing teachers and participation from local schools. It's such a shame. So I feel like I'm doing my bit to keep the festival movement going because if it wasn't for them, I wouldn't be a singer now. It's not just singing though, it's instruments and drama too. Teachers just can't be bothered to do them and the pupils aren't so enthused.

I have done lots of singing in my spare time. All is going well.

I've had some interesting meetings about the new academic term ahead. More ELMA classes and some exciting proposals on other projects

Turkish is going very well. More memory work needed though. I'm still enjoying it.