… to heading out on the road again in the New Year, with tour plans that will take me to Continental Europe and the USA for the first time since Covid, as well as to Ireland and the UK! But who/what are “back”, you ask? Well — it was really lovely being out on tour in November, even if audience numbers were (with some notable exceptions) much lower than they’d have been pre-pandemic. I imagine the cost-of-living crisis was a factor, and I also think a good few people discovered during lockdown that they quite enjoyed staying in rather than going out. For the sake of the whole industry, I hope that changes soon! But even with the small turnouts, it was fantastic to be performing to live audiences, and I’ll never stop feeling grateful for that.