This summer I just finished 5 years of studying parttime while working fulltime, and I was itching to do something with my hands rather than my head. While I was casting around for something to take up with my new spare time, I remembered a gig I went to about 20 years ago by a band called the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain, so I googled them to see if they were still around, and they most certainly were still around! So I thought, why not try it? I'm not a naturally musical person and have never played an instrument, so I bought a cheap and cheerful uke from amazon for 25 quid (so if I was complete rubbish at it, it wouldn't be money down the drain), and have named him George (formby, harrison, hinchcliff). Well, me and George are getting along just fine! I'm surprised at how easy it is to pick up, and how much fun it is. One of the best inspirations I've ever had!