Rushing to finish off both the book and the presentation in time for the TOGAF Paris conference, but I do need to do something else to maintain sanity between over-long sessions at the keyboard!
In my case the main sanity-saver is music – and for me music isn’t just a spectator-sport. For this trip, sadly, I wasn’t able to lug along my beloved bass-flute, but I’ve made do with an ordinary el-cheapo concert-flute and a new toy, a Xaphoon – a kind of cross between a recorder, a clarinet and saxophone.
My first serious attempt at a reed-instrument, hence a lot of truly horrible noises at present – but hey, I’m just about managing to do almost-credible covers of simple classics like Summertime and, uh, The Saints Go Marchin’ In. My usual folk-stuff is a fair bit harder as it needs tricky cross-fingerings for F#, G# and even plain ordinary B, but I’s a-gettin’ there. 🙂 Just be thankful that you’re on the other side of a digital divide and can’t hear the mess I’m making, is all… 🙂