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Back after a summer break!

I’m back! Sorry about the gap. I’ve been off the grid for a month or so travelling through parts of Europe. One of my favorite places was Lake Balaton in Hungary, where travelled by tandem bicycle. I think it’s possibly one of the greatest ways to explore an area! While away I sampled local music, local food and lots of street entertainment, such a great time. Hope you all had a great summer (or winter, if you’re down south) too!

Drinking “Palinka” by the bay. Lake Balaton, Hungary.

(sorry no ukulele this post)

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Sailor Jerry / Sloop John B

Sailor Jerry’s Original Spiced Navy Rum: The spirit of choice for pirates and topless hula skirted island girl ukulele players all over the world. In honour of the long weekend, I’ll be enjoying a glass or two of Sailor Jerry’s and diet coke tonight. How cool is their bottle label:

And what better tune to accompany Navy Rum than Sloop John B. A traditional West Indies folk song, a hit for The Beach Boys and a favorite of ukulele gatherings world wide. You can have a lot of fun with this one using various strum patterns and harmonies. The great thing about this song is that it can be as simple or as complicated as you like!
 

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Strum Away

So I’m just sitting here at home, propped up on the open first floor window ledge watching the world go by. It’s a bright summery evening and a cool breeze is gently tickling the trees in the field opposite my house.

The walkers are out enjoying the trails, the sweet smokey aroma of mid-week barbeques hangs in the air. There’s a tall glass of ice cold Kopparberg by my side and my trusty ukulele on my lap. I’ve been casually strumming away to myself for around three hours now.

Time flies.

Country roads, take me home… To the place I belong… ~ John Denver

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