Allow me if you will a short proud dad moment, because this last weekend eldest Bean boy Stanley not only came home with the Year 9 Pupil of the Year award but also played his first live gigs with his band at More Music's Stages venue and at the West End Festival. Sadly Friday's wedding meant I missed the first gig (but the soundcheck on Thursday sounded great!) and some appalling traffic and a late change to the performance schedule on Saturday meant we arrived only in time to see him walk off stage! (you cannot imagine how gutted we were!).