One by one, the members of The Alchemists have been struck down by the latest bug doing the rounds. First Dave was stricken, then, in an act of unparalleled generosity, he shared it with the others.

Coping bravely

Keith and Nik were next to fall, which gives us our problem. A bass player with a sore throat is one thing. A singer who can’t sing is something of a show-stopper!

Sadly, this means we’ve had to cancel this weekend’s visit to The Wayfarer Inn, at Instow. We hate letting people down, but really can’t do anything like our best right now.

Jane has just started feeling off, but hopefully this will turn out to be a ‘near flu experience’.

We’re getting ourselves better, fighting fit and ready to rock at a birthday party next week, which we’re very much looking forward to.

Normal service will be resumed soon!