One of my favourite things about the summer is that around the opening weeks of it, Bob from next door stands out in his garden and practises his bagpipes. I know bagpipes don't have a great rep, but I think that's mostly because they never record very well. Live, carefree and solo, my neighbour makes his sound brilliant. Anyway, he seems to have moved on to a trumpet this year, which I've never heard him play before. His technique needs some serious work, but he's getting htere, and I just wanted to share this with you all because there's no-one else to talk to, and I really love being woken up by Bob performing music in his garden.