Why you shouldn’t buy a robot vacuum cleaner

by | Dec 13, 2017 | Articles, General Updates | 0 comments

I’m contemplating what to buy my family for Christmas.

It’s difficult, isn’t it!

This is the problem that I’m finding…

People who have walked this earth for some time (e.g. my lovely parents) already own everything.

What to do? Buy them a book? Nah, did that last year.

Robotic self-propelled vacuum cleaner? Maybe not…those things give me the creeps.

What to do, what to do…


I think there’s a gift that’s much more meaningful. People have so many things anyway, they don’t need more stuff cluttering up their lives.

What about a gift that inspires them, surprises them, connects with their heart, and brings some joy?

What’s this special gift I’m talking about?


I think musicians take it for granted how much it means to people to have something wonderful played to them. I always get a quiet thrill to see people’s faces light up even when playing something simple, yet resonating with something deep inside them.

To be honest with you:

Even though I’ve played on a stage to thousands of people, the performances that have meant the most to me have been the ones when I’m playing to a few family members and friends at home next to the fireplace.

So if you haven’t already, why not give it a try this year?

Now now, don’t be shy this Christmas – maybe it’s about time to share your music making with your family and friends.

Trust me, they’re gonna love it.

Now the exciting bit:

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May you be well and safe this Christmas season,

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