I love to frame things and I’m crazy about cropping. Here are some of my recently harvested crops.

Hoverfly. This landing site. 100% fantastic! #newalbum #trees ...

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Love at the backdoor 🥀 #newalbum #charlesdickens #itsawonderfullife #mondayevening #bellpractice ...

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Late night recording sessions. Hunting for embellishments 🌚🐺🐾🦉🦡 #newalbum ...

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Another day in the studio turning this into music #newalbum ...

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Rock and roll and funk and jazz and pop and sunshine 🌞 ...

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Loverly reading. Windowsill dreams. Voyages. Adventure. Discovery. Paint. Ain’t. No. Body. It’s a wonderful life. Opening up the cabinet. Learning to wipe away thoughts. Perceptions. It’s how we receive information in relation to the subject matter. Fact, fiction and the addiction to love and life. Two things that aren’t really things. Kind of like lyrics without song. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying things aren’t things, but things aren’t really things are they, until something kicks off. That spark 🦜💨 #newalbum ...

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Went to see Ray Connolly talk about his book Being John Lennon. Great. I feel so lucky to leave my shoe shop and walk to the square, where someone is there, who completely changed the course of my life. He wrote That’ll Be The Day and Stardust. Fantastic Ray! 🌞 #newalbum #rayconnolly #thatllbetheday #stardust ...

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I am a wasp. All is not lost. A frosty morning has little or no affect. I am almost nothing. Tiny. Hardly here. Almost powerless this time of year. Sleepy. Lazy. Though hasty am I in my deep sea diving suit. You see I’m ready to plunge. It is time. I’m going to sea. All is not lost. There was a jelly fish this summer. We stung each other to death. And now she is at home cooking something up. We love our rock. The water is good. I can hold my breath for months and still eat sandwiches. How lucky am I? #newalbum ...

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Back in the studio this morning. Making an album is like doing a puzzle. Take off the muzzle and guzzle from the wellspring of love. Staying in bed is not an option when such a wonderful concoction is getting laid down down deeper and down into the ground and pound, drowned in sound, I just found a four leaf clover. Phew! 🍀 🧩🥊🎸 #newalbum #givepieceachance #plantlife #pollination #carryonposting ...

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Sat in Starbucks. A dog barking. Headphones on. Mozart. Peace. Watching. Observing. Listening. Loving what I see now I can hear without distress. The grumpiest woman I’ve ever seen leaves with her grumpy dog. I imagine what it’s like to be the dog. It’s not easy. The grumpy woman kicks me when I don’t eat. So I bark back. But she looks at me and I feel awful. The grumpy woman is happy though. Happy that she gets to leave places on edge. These noise cancelling headphones are a godsend. The chap next to me looks like he’s been in prison for manslaughter. I think of Slaughter And The Dogs and punk rock. The clock strikes six. I’m off with Mozart tucked under my arm. He’s been a naughty boy! Woof woof 🐕💨 #newalbum ...

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🐚 #newalbum #newmusic #newsoundsnewstyles #newmoon #newhaircut #newseason #newyork #newhampshire #newhaven #newdelhi #newengland #newcastle #neworleans #news ...

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In training for a marathon (chocolate bar). The gloves are off! ☺️ #newalbum ...

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Another window another world 🌎 #newalbum #moreteavicar ...

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Favourite window seat. People watching people crossing. Gluten free cake and friendly service. And a plug socket under the seat to recharge your battery. What more do you want? #newalbum #almondslice #lyrics #niceone ...

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Sunny recordings. Pollination, grapes, papaya, seeds, yogurt, honey, tea, almond slices, middle bits, 70’s chic, novelettes, massage chairs, crisps, hares, telephone boxes, turmeric and Schär digestive biscuits. #newalbum #recording ...

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Oh no. All things must pass l suppose 💂🏽‍♂️ ...

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Another day another flower basket. Same town, all the leaves aren’t brown, yet. I bet they will be soon. And hopefully back in bloom by next summer. I heard the sweetest thing the other day. A little boy walking hand in hand with his mother look up and say, “Mum, mum, I can smell witches you know.” I bet he could. Magic is a foot. And it’s a hand that makes a flower basket. "Heads up, you win, again and again," said the flower pot men. “Not a ghost of chance,” said the advance booking. “Looking for anything in particular?” said a perpendicular stick insect from high above hilltop where the swan dives and the young man from the high street arrives for his first day at school. “So, what would you like to be when you grow up little boy lost?” “Well, funny you should ask as I’m a flask of excellent everlasting springtime. So maybe I’m going to be the opening night of some sort of chorus line.” “Move along children of the corn.... no shouting!!!!!” said the school teacher more detached than a firework. "Oh well, they’ll be others," thought the little boy not lost or found but wired for sound and vision. In his prism, watching day by day 🌽 #newalbum #flowerbaskets #childrenofthesweetcorn #grainfree #freeform-frolicking ...

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My father would be proud of me at the gym this afternoon. He was a boxer. Not as proud as he would be if I’d downed five pints of bitter with him at the pub, but still. Here’s to you Ken Heyward in jazz heaven with all your jazz friends. I bet they’re all totally hammered! Right, I’m off to bathe and read 🙏🏽 #newalbum #training #grainfree ...

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Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting (the punch bag) 👊🏽☺️🤳🏻 ...

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A fun week chipping away at the new album. It’s definitely different to the last one. Less nature and more nurture. Less coffee and more tea vicar ☕️🍰 #newalbum #grainfree #lowcarb #songwriter ...

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I remember being in my bedroom back in 1975 and listening to On The Level by Status Quo (again). If you’d told me then that one day Francis Rossi would let me use his guitar rig to tune up backstage I would have obviously not believed you. Well, it happened today. His guitar tech Tonto is a nice chap, too. Used to work with Blair Cunningham. Small world with big dreams. Loved today. Stopped eating grains, so I didn’t sleep a wink last night. Way too much energy. I could have swum up stream and leapt right into the audience. As it happened I stepped up onto Dan Western’s drum riser more than once. Rock and roll! Right, where’s the kettle, it’s tea time ☕️ #fantasticdays #statusquo #francisrossi #letsrockessex Thanks to Gary Smith for the photo! ...

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Erm, dare I say it... Beautiful morning ☺️ #recording #newalbum #september #nofilter ...

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The details. The finer things. What they do to a town. What it does to music. What meditation does to quality of life. Things become hopscotch numbers. You know where to step and where not to. You float places. You glide. Things work. You find yourself in a place you never thought you’d be. Standing on a street you hadn’t parked yet. Unremarkable and beautiful. There’s no difference. It has a feather falling from a nest that catches the afternoon sun. You smile and head back to your flower basket. Talking weekends getting ready. Whoever liked the on/off button In the first place. Only love’s timeless nightwear. Water the plants and keep the rhythm for later. Twenty minutes earlier. Well, that was great. Once again. Did I think at all? Consciousness. Observation. The finer things. That wonderful detail. Things still go missing but you know where they are. The car keys are on the table next to the headphones 🎧 #newalbum #midsummersky #music ...

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Back in 1978 when I was coming up with Fantastic Day in my bedroom, I could only dream about Clem Burke playing drums on it. It actually happened last night and I’m still taking it all in. It sounded amazing! 🤩 #thetearaways #clemburke #the100club #glenmattlock #stevievanzandt ...

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I love my local book shop. I love every local book shop wherever I am. Bookworms baby. Yeah! ✊🏽 #localbookstore #bookworms #story #song #newalbum ...

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Summer is young again. Just for two days. Until there’s nowhere left to play for the forever gardening biscuit makers. Crumbs, what a load of happiness to deal with all at once. Surely it’s best to spread it out across the heath. I bequeath a hippo 🦛💨 #thepollinator #lovelyweekend #meditation #newalbum ...

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