Back from Italy

I’ve just got back from being in Italy for a week. It was wonderful. I haven’t been to Italy in quite a few years and I’ve never been to Rome or Sorrento before, so it was great to see new places.

I really enjoyed Rome and I did loads of tourist type stuff as you’d expect, but I really enjoyed just walking around the city and looking at it and it’s people. For late October the weather was great although there was a little rain at times it was was completely bearable.

I also visited Sorrento, and of course went to Pompeii and Vesuvius too. Great experiences both which I’d thoroughly recommend. I’ll be posting some more pictures and thoughts on my trip over the next few days I guess. For now I’ve got to get myself used to the UK weather again, which was a bit of a shock.

Better left alone

Over the last year I’ve been trying to get in touch with people I’ve lost contact with for a number of years, in fact, some people who I haven’t been in touch with for a lot longer.

It was interesting to find that tracking people down was surprisingly easy. With sites like twitter and facebook you can find people very easily indeed. That was the simple part. The hard part was meeting, or in some cases not meeting, them again.

On the whole old friends were really happy to hear from me. However, after that it was a different story, and one that I’m not sure I really understand at all.

Revisiting the past

Having spent a lot of time listening to my old material it has made me wonder whether I should re-work some of it. The sad thing is that much of the material was recorded using a fairly beaten up old X15 four track recorder and included multiple tape bounces which never adds much but noise.

I’m sure I could do a better job now, but is it healthy to go backwards like that?

I’m not sure at the moment. It all needs a bit more thought.