Christmas news from the Australian bush

It’s Christmas Eve here in south-east Queensland, hot and humid at 8.30am.  Storms are forecast for today so we’re hoping – praying – for rain.  This must sound strange to you if you’re in the UK with all the floods there.

Despite the heat (46 degrees the other day), we’ve been recording my new album.  Shane our drummer comes up from Brisbane and we set up in our big open living space at Shaktu, Christian engineering and me enjoying immensely that I don’t have to do anything but sit there and be bossy :).

Having all the patience of a hopeless Buddhist of course I cannot wait for you to hear the songs we are recording.  I was amazed to discover that 9 out of 12 of them are in a major key which says something for my state of mind this past year.

And now it’s Christmas which in Australia means prawns and beer.  Tonight is our family party on the farm.  The goats will get a big serve of the silverbeet I’ve been growing for them in the garden.  Months of weeding and watering gone in 5 minutes!

I hope all’s well in your world.  Thanks so much for your support – wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year.