We're here! Against all odds (my 2nd favourite Phil Collins song not counting his contributions through Genesis) we made it to the convent in Stroud and after four days of Cystitis, - that sounds like a song title for the worst song ever - two trips to the pharmacy and one two hour wait at A&E I think/hope/pray that I am finally on the mend. Admittedly a roll top bath and bubbles helped...

I guess I've been burning the candle at both ends and this is perhaps divine intervention? The Cystitis nearly made me miss a private function celebrating Canada day and a birthday but thankfully three paracetamols (don't do this on your own kids) took care of that and I had a lovely evening complete with campfire, s'mores and fireworks. It was lovely to pay homage to all the Canadian acts I grew up loving; Bryan Adams, Sarah McLachlan, Rita McNeil and you know what I might as well list a few more that although I didn't cover, had and continue to have a massive impact on my music. Alanis Morissette, Celine Dion, Loreena McKennitt. All top notch artists that bring something new to the table so naturally now I feel like I need to go to Canada and see "her green fields" for myself.

Back to the convent then and we're just settling in for the night after going through the first four tracks I hope to record tomorrow (nothing like a last minute cram of note taking and musical refreshment). Feeling a little jittery but I can't tell if it's because I've been ill all day or just nerves for the recording... then again it could be the fear of waking up to the spirit of a nun at the foot of my bed...

Only 'Time' will tell ;)

 

Rose x