This week we loaded up the old blue van with musical instruments and hit the southward road for our first festival gig since the pandemic hit and changed all our worlds. So it was that after a long drive through the evening we rocked up at As You Like It festival on Wednesday morning, a little weary from a night spent in the van by a wheat field in Warwickshire but in good spirits. It was a lovely thing to arrive in a place dedicated to music and to play for the kind hearted and generous folk at the festival and see a field full of faces as if for the first time in the shifting sunlight and shade. We were thankful. And it was a pleasure to meet up with fellow musicians and those whose lives delight in music. We had a happy time feeling the currents of the future billowing and making friends. We enjoyed a lovely jam with Tim Edey at his late session who brought so much colour and life to some of our songs. We've some plans and things to announce soon but for now we just wanted to celebrate a return to the sharing of music and the joys of togetherness and to wish everyone well. We long so much to return to the road and to play our music to audiences once again. It has been a tough time in many ways this last year for so many of us and much has been revealed over the painful months about our world and many illusions dispersed. May we all find a place where our deepest longings meet the needs of the world and may we all know belonging.