Venus Flytrap in the ‘carnivorous plants’ section of the Kibble Palace – my favourite of the hot houses in Glasgow’s Botanic Gardens.

WE go onto Glasgow early and I drop Margaret off.

I’ve some photos to take for printing then stop at McDonalds for breakfast and free wifi…except once I’ve ordered I find the wifi “isn’t working today”. Too late – and inconvenient to go anywhere else, so I tether the iPhone to the MacBook and use my mobile data. It’s faster anyway!

I’ve a big list of stuff to get done this morning, including registering the CD release of Live at Memorial Hall with PPL and MCPS – I did the vinyl a few weeks ago, but only just got the barcode for the CD version and need it for the licence.

There’s still an hour or so to kill before I can pick up the photo prints and think about lunch, so I drive down to the Botanic Gardens and go for a walk round some part of the park I haven’t been to I more than 30 years then have a gander round the hot houses.

Once the prints are collected I head to Costco for some shopping and grab a chicken wrap – the lowest carb offering, I think – then Tesco, then pick up Margaret.

Looks like we’re good for a live album release and  headline show at King Tut’s in Glasgow on Friday 1 September, and then Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh on Saturday 2. We’ll be launching the album in advance of release day with an industry/media event at the Scottish Music Centre on 24 August, and a public launch at the Great British R&B Festival in Colne on 27 August. Lots of planning to be done!

I deliver the photo prints then go for a wee walk up the lochside before a rather late dinner then watch the Later Live – which, for a change, has some more eclectic, non-mainstream acts – and have another early night.

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