Friday 25 September 2020

An unintentional selfie turns out quite a nice pic! I HAVE a fair bit of work to get through before an 11am Skype lesson with one of my students in Ireland. Like all my current students, he’s making good progress an building an arsenal of techniques and...

Thursday 24 September 2020

Pretty pleased with the print of my ‘dusk over the loch’ photo 🙂 A BIT of a scrabble to get sorted this morning – we both have eye test appointments at the optician’s in Glasgow. No major change in eyesight for either of us and we’re back home...

Wednesday 23 September 2020

I HAVE a shift in the village shop this afternoon/evening so wanna clear the decks before then. There’s a PRS Members’ Fund ‘telephone visit’ to do and a couple others to be organised. Once that’s out the way I make up a meal plan for the next week or so….and a...

Monday 21 September 2020

https://business.facebook.com/davearcarimusic/videos/338848290789152/ Episode five of Cookin Up The Blues – some breakfast treats and live tunes… MONDAY – that means a load of promo and prep work for this evening’s livestream episode of Cookin’ Up...

Sunday 20 September 2020

I find this huge porcini mushroom on our walk! AFTER breakfast I hit the studio then Margaret. alls me to say Mikey and Harriet are leaving, but before they go can I set up a mailbox on Mikey’s phone. Back at the house I create the email account and get it all...

Saturday 19 September 2020

TOP of this morning’s list so to make a start on the video edits for Monday’s livestream episode of Cookin’ Up the Blues. I get through some of it by the time Mikey and Harriet arrive and sit in the garden chatting. We have some lunch then they go...

Friday 18 September 2020

Vietnamese beef on the grill…then we eat by the fire pit… THERE’S a bit of scrabble to get all the routine stuff out the way before setting up for a Skype video lesson with my student in Ireland. I’m really glad I resurrected the online guitar...

Thursday 17 September 2020

I pull off a nice snap of Balmaha bay with Conic Hill in the background… AFTER having my curiosity about camera wireless remote control piqued in a review of Nikon’s latest mirrorless cameras I do a bit of searching online. There’s no chance I can...

Wednesday 16 September 2020

I’VE another shift in the village shop later today, so need to get through my to-do list. Top item is fixing Joe’s laptop – it’s been running slow and is really clogged up with stuff. I start backing up his hard drive and get on with some other work....

Tuesday 15 September 2020

WE’RE all out of snoods again. I pack up the orders for the last of the stock and take them to the post box in the village. I’m expecting more stock this week, so decide to change the product stays in the online shop to allow back-orders then get busy...

Monday 14 September 2020

Cookin' Up The Blues episode 4 Episode four of Dave Arcari's Cookin; Up The Blues sereis sees him serve up a fishy dish and something for the vegetarians along with some chat, laughs and a few songs…Donations – http://www.paypal.me/DaveArcari...

Sunday 13 September 2020

THERE’S a fair amount of work to get done before Catriona, Will and the kids come for a late lunch as a pre-cursor celebration for Will’s birthday. I manage to get through it all and have a little time to spare for a walk up the lochside. It’s...

Saturday 12 September 2020

AFTER breakfast we spend some time putting the blinds back up in the hall/conservatory. There has to be a wee bit jiggery pokery as the new windows are different, but we get them to fit and they look fine. The two front windows each side of our front door aren’t...

Friday 11 September 2020

AFTER breakfast my tongue finds a big gap in my teeth. The temporary crown has disappeared. I’ve either swallowed it in the night or it’s gone down with my breakfast! I’m in a hurry to get some merch to the postbox so it doesn’t miss last...

Thursday 10 September 2020

IT takes almost of the morning to print postage and pack all the snood and other merch orders…but I can’t complain, as it’s great to have had so much interest in them 🙂 I’m in the middle of making lunch – steamed bao buns with twice-cooked...

Wednesday 10 September 2020

I create a range of images to promote the snoods on social media. It works! Click the pic to go to the shop… ONCE the dailyy admin’s out the way I create some social media posts about the snoods. Within a few minutes there’s a few orders in. Cool. I...

Tuesday 8 September 2020

FIRST job after breakfast is sorting out our security cameras…the new doorbell has a camera, so it means one of the front cameras can be repositioned which will give us full coverage all round the house 🙂 There’s list of ‘thank you’ messages to...

Monday 7 September 2020

Cookin'Up The Blues episode 3 Epsiode three in Dave Arcari's Cookin' Up The Blues seres…a little frantic this week…but check out smoked chicken, BBQ rub, smoked bacon-wrapped pork loin and more!Contributions…...

Sunday 6 September 2020

A nice morning for a few hours’ walk and blether… BEFORE breakfast I get busy refunding ticket payments for the February Salford show which was cancelled just days after re-organising for the third time 🙁 I’m just finishng breakfast when Martyn rolls...

Saturday 5 September 2020

A MESSAGE comes in from Catriona…she and the kids are on their way. That spurs us to get out of bed and get breakfast on the go! I spend a little time with everyone then hit the studio to start work on production for Monday’s Cookin’ Up The Blues. It...