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Tuesday 6 December 2016

Tuesday 6 December 2016

IT’S dark and cold when we drive into Glasgow and Margaret drops me at the eye hospital. Normally my check-ups are every six months, but the recent uveitis flare-ups have made three-monthly appointments necessary for the time being. All seems to be making...

Monday 5 December 2016

FREEZING cold but beautiful blue sky when I go out to feed the birds and chop some wood before breakfast. I have time to get some work out the way in the office before my meeting at Glengoyne distillery to chat over some project ideas for the future. We have...

Sunday 4 December 2016

CATRIONA arrived last night while we were out…but was asleep when we got back from Betty and Joe’s so it’s breakfast time before we catch up. After the breakfast burritos I head into the office to get some work done while Margaret and Catriona...

Saturday 3 December 2016

BREAKFAST burritos this morning…haven’t made ’em in about a year, but all the ingredients are staring me in the face when I open the fridge. First stop after breakfast is the dentist where my gold crown/implant/whatever the hell it’s...

Friday 2 December 2016

WE’RE running low on merch – and some is sold out, so we do a bit of stock-taking and get some stuff ordered to see us through the next show (Dundee on 15 December) and the Christmas period. Something feels a bit too crunchy in a mouthful of chocolate...

Thursday 1 December 2016

WE sleep in a little…then I go through some of the photos from Joe’s presentation party last night. I left the PA and some bits and bobs of gear at the pub last night so drive down to pick  everything up. For lunch I make some seafood ramen with...

Wednesday 30 November 2016

I’VE put some time aside today to plan a new web project I’m about to pull together. I’m in no great hurry, but I’d like to have the thing complete and ready to go early int he new year. At lunchtime I take a break – I found some cooked pork...

Tuesday 29 November 2016

I MANAGE to stick to my resolution of getting up early, all the chores done and get into the office or studio. Sadly, today it’s the office. Not only do I need to clear the decks of paper, but my accounts are a mess and need to be brought up to date. After an...

Monday 29 November 2016

MY left hand – the one I burned with the oil last night – is a lot better and, miraculously, there’s no blisters even on the more badly burned index finger. The cold water and bag of ice must’ve worked 🙂 The burnt ‘bits’ feel a bit odd and...
Sunday 27 November 2016

Sunday 27 November 2016

A LITTLE delicate when Margaret goes upstairs to get coffee, but by the time the coffee’s drunk and we’re up and washed I’m feeling a bit more human. We go along to Visocchi’s  for breakfast…square sausage and black pudding rolls for...

Saturday 26 November 2016

AFTER the usual morning routine tasks I get the remaining pieces of the web project I’m working on into place and email the client. Then it’s time to restring guitars while Margaret gets the merch ready and we pack the car ready to hit the road to...

Friday 25 November 2016

ANOTHER clear, but cold, morning…I take advantage of the dry weather to get some wood chopped. I’ve got another web project idea going round in my head – for myself this time – and we spend some time discussing suitable domain names before deciding and...

Thursday 24 November 2016

I’VE got the job of taking the car into the garage and drop it off in Maryhill just after 9am then walk into town. It’s a lovely day again, but really cold. I’m glad of my bunnet and hood as I make my way for a coffee and wifi. I get quite a lot of...

Wednesday 23 November 2016

ANOTHER early start…a beautiful clear blue sky but freezing cold and the car takes a good while to defrost before we head into Glasgow. A warning message on the dash tells us there’s some kind of airbag problem, so after I drop  Margaret off I nip...

Tuesday 22 November 2016

I DROP Margaret in Glasgow and head for Edinburgh where I have a meeting with someone needing some support from PRS members’ fund. The traffic’s awful and I text to let them know it’ll me closer to 11am when I get there. The meeting goes well and I...

Monday 21 November 23016

AFTER breakfast we sit down for our weekly Buzz meeting…the first one in about three months! Jeez, there’s a lot to tackle – cash flow, budgets, to-do lists, planning. By lunchtime we’ve only scratched the surface. After a break while Margaret...

Sunday 20 November 2016

WILL makes chilli pancakes with maple bacon and avocado & coriander salad for breakfast…everyone loves it 🙂 Once we’ve eaten Will, Steve and I go for a walk in the hills while Carolyn, Catriona and Margaret go for a walk round the village. We all meet...

Saturday 19 November 2016

AFTER breakfast I go through some images for the web project I’m about to embark on…and get an outline design put together. This might take some time! Matty says cheerio and heads off and I spend some time to work out why Margaret’s MacBook and...

Friday 18 November 2016

MARGARET goes off for her dentist appointment…and then she;s getting her feet done. I’m outside chopping wood when the phone goes. It’s Margaret in a panic – she’s come out the dentist to a flat tyre. Luckily a passer helps her out and...

Thursday 17 November 2016

I’VE a meeting in Drymen to try and push forward a web project I’m helping with…it’s pissing with rain, so Margaret drops me off on her way into Glasgow. By the time I leave the rain’s off and I enjoy the walk home listening to some...