There is something magical about cold December mornings. Took my camera and went out early last week during the cold spell, down on the marshes. Sometimes I think I ought to have been a wild life photographer not of a composer! but then, its all connected. The music - it's not that I consciously try and write music that relates to the landscape, it may not even appear to anyone else that it does. But for me, somehow it's all linked, all magical.. Just spent 3 days in Dalston, which was wonderful in other ways. I live beside the canal there, also beautiful. But this is where the heart lies.

May you have a peaceful and joyful time over Christmas!

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