Have been putting together the next free PQ CD today and getting ready to go to Belgium on Friday. Yesterday my friend Tom Hutton and his lovely partner Stef took me hiking in the Brecon Beacons. It was fantastic and such a beautiful day. It’s amazing what beauty lies within reach and yet we rarely visit. During the walk there were waterfalls, dense forest, enchanting silence and inquisitive wildlife. Also, a memorial to a Canadian aircrew from the Second World War. Their plane crashed in bad weather on a training exercise, and in fact the wreckage is still on the hillside. Though it can become a cliché, the usual thoughts of perspective flood ones senses in such places. Just wonderful and perfect for tortured, middle aged, fustrated, angry, content yet restless, sad but happy songwriters.This is all just 24 miles away from Cardiff. I shall return and soon.