THERE’S a phone meeting at 10am and although I thought I’d allowed enough time to be ready, when I get out the shower I realise I’m tight for time…so a wee rush ensues!

Live just grabbed a coffee and sat myself down in the office when the call comes in. Phew!

An hour later I’m done and just starting on some other stuff when Margaret comes out to tell me she’s off to take Betty to Glasgow for a hospital appointment.

I have lunch then do a little work on a pilot project for 4G broadband in the area. BT is still dragging its heels so no point in keeping waiting for them. I’ve managed to get Stirling Council to agree to sourcing a number of 4G routers and, if necessary antenna and installation for few months’ trial…participants will need to be prepared to pay for their data during the pilot, but that will be a negligible cost and way offset by the zero cost, risk or commitment to put the stuff through its paces and see if its a viable – and more cost-effective alternative to BT for all or some folks in the area.

I agreed to identify potential participants across our area but want to speak to folks first before handing their names and contact info to the council.

There’s some work to be done in the the studio and Margaret gets back just after 5pm. I head out for some fresh air then start preparing dinner a little earlier than usual – Margaret has a local community trust meeting at 7.30pm. I’ll go along later and give my communications report.

Later turns out to be about the 8.30pm and we all chat over a glass or two of red after the meeting.