After the tour finished in the UK I decided it was time to hit the road travelling in a different kind of way! visiting old friends and family and having some adventures!! I started with a week in the romantic city of Paris, catching up with my old friend Kymy and exploring the streets, fromageries, patisseries and cafes.. taking in all the sounds, smells and sights and soaking it all up!! I really enjoyed my stay and went to a couple of open mic nights to check out the local talent - amazing! I met heaps of lovely people! so friendly!! and got to practice my few words of french, much to my delight and theirs! We went to a great 'spoken word' open mic night which mainly features poetry at Au Chat Noir, I was blown away by the talent! seriously.. amazing.. and inspiring! Next on the trip was a stop in London catching up with old mates from highschool! and a couple of days in lovely stoke newington aswell as a great xmas end of year gig at McQueen's in Shoreditch! and I met Maxi Priest! DJ Clare, Sonarelle and some very funky players.. and caught up with more friends!! Then a quick 3 hour train ride to Plymouth and I got to meet up with my brother and sister in law and all their crew!! followed by xmas in the beautiful old city of Bath with a traditional Aussie cold salads and prawns lunch!! lots of good times.. and lots of chocolate...!!! After an impromtude 'house concert' in Plymouth with the crew I was invited on a road trip to Ireland! so off we went a few days later and had an amazing trip around Southern Ireland, visiting Cork, Kinsale, Kenmare and more.. gorgeous little towns.. eating and drinking our way around the greenery of Ireland.. New Years Eve was a blast and NYE eve eve was an even bigger blast!! and so the adventure continues..