Halloween weekend. West London. Autumn nights closing in but its still mild for the time of year.

The last week of October. 2015. And what a week it turned out to be.

The Convent, Stroud

It was my third trip to The Convent, the unique new music venue and boutique hotel, nestling in the hills of South Woodchester, Gloucs.

And so to the final show. And the big one. This is being filmed by CPBN/PBS. They will be shooting the live performance for broadcast to the nation in 2015.

A relaxed morning around the hotel while Barry Mead drove a few of the crew to an outlet store in search of cheap designer gear.

Thursday was a day off. We picked up our rental cars after breakfast and drove back to Hartford via the Massachussets Turnpike.

After an early breakfast at Chick And Ruth's Delly in downtown Annapolis and a drive to Baltimore, we're on the train heading back up the east coast to New York

Heavy rain. Breakfast. Waffles and maple syrup, eggs over easy, rye toast and fried potatoes, coffee, tea. Simon, Danica and I warming up after the cold, wet walk from the hotel.

After a short hop from Hartford and a change of trains in New Haven we rolled down the eastern seaboard on the Amtrak Express via Bridgeport, Stamford and

Sadie, Simon, Danica, Barry and I are spending the first couple of nights at the Avon Old Farms Hotel overlooking Talcott Mountain woods in the historic Farmington