Even songwriters need a holiday from time to time, right? I had my first ever trip to Wales last week! It was just what I needed - wild beauty and solitude. I had the guitar with me but didn't even take it out of the case - I was so caught up in the surroundings and wanting to get out and explore. 

I can't explain how these scenes translate into songs when it's so long since I've really written something new (somehow being in the middle of recording last year's material seems to put a natural stop to writing anything new) but I know that the inspiration filters through somehow. I was just filling up my tank on all that nature. 

A few snapshots below to show you what I mean...