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I’m taking advantage of a two-day work trip to Aix-les-Bains to share a few lovely views from Lake Bourget, Savoie, France, as I know some of my regular readers to be keen on my Fluke pictures.

The great thing is that I have been travelling alone which means I have been free to do whatever I liked after work hours. I’ve been lucky to be finished early enough to take a long stroll around the lake, in time to watch the sun set over the Cat’s Tooth peak (La Dent du Chat). I even found a great spot to play my uke without being disturbed.

Contemplation is a very relaxing activity in which I like to indulge, especially after the eventful and testing past weeks.

Sunset over Lake Bourget. Notice the Cat’s Tooth peak to the left.

A view over snowy mountain peaks in the distance…

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The very first fingerpicking e-book that I purchased was Rob MacKillop‘s 20 Celtic Fingerstyle Uke Tunes which I enjoy greatly. Even though I bought the e-book in April, I’m far from finished with it as there are a few challenging pieces that I haven’t even tried to play yet.

In order to find out a bit more about Rob MacKillop, I have asked him a few questions. But first things first, let’s hear him play in this flamencolele, a flamenco improvisation played on a Koloa UK-600 :

U&L : I read on your website that you actually started to play the ukulele at the age of eight then went over to the guitar before coming back to the uke : did your playing the ukulele influence the way you played guitar or did the guitar way take over and influence the way you play the uke now ?

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