“As you know, at Simply Flute, we are attempting to bring you a varied menu of content and this week is no exception.”

Another week passes and for much of it I have been in the recording studios of London with the soundtrack to the upcoming ‘Mission Impossible’ film, due out later this summer. It has been fun, although the days have been long. I say ‘studios of London’, as some of the time I have been in British Grove studios in West London and the rest of the time at Abbey Road Studio number 1 in St. John’s Wood. British Grove is owned by Mark Knopfler and is certainly a highly luxurious studio. I can also walk to it, so it is by far and away my favourite venue for recordings! Abbey Road Studios need no introduction, but the number of people who flock to the famous pedestrian crossing, at all hours of the day and night, to have their photo taken ‘Beatles style’, still amazes me. There is much Alto and Bass flute in this ‘Mission Impossible’ and it is always great fun playing these underused instruments. Both the Alto and Bass have such incredible sounds and they are just so beautifully ‘chunky’! I can’t say any more, but the flute features in more ways than you might expect in this particular movie! As you know, at Simply Flute, we are attempting to bring you a varied menu of content and this week is no exception. For much of May I was away in France , the Netherlands and Spain and the latest video (you are all the first to have access to this!), shows some of the places that I visited in France. The scenery is beautiful (despite my very amateur camera work) and hopefully there will be things to interest you, from history through to possible places to stay, should you also be passing through at some stage in the future. Needless to say, Pasha, my business partner, has done a great job of bringing the pictures to life!