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Sunday 19 August 2018

IT happened as soon as I hit 50. Then again a few days after my 52nd birthday…and sure as hell the day after I turned 54 (last week). The NHS bowel cancer screening jobby card. Except it’s not a card anymore, it’s a wee plastic thing. A good thing as...

Saturday 18 August 2018

WE’RE up at a reasonable time and have a big breakfast…plenty to get done today! The kids are coming early afternoon for a family day to celebrate my birthday (last week) and Margaret’s (this week). First, I have some web updates to do for a music...

Friday 17 August 2018

FEELING like crap when I wake up…some of it, undoubtedly, is due to the nightcaps – but some, I think, is attributable to my eye problem. I’ve got a hospital appointment next week, so I decide to wait ’til then rather than maybe crying wolf now....

Thursday 16 August 2018

I’M determined to finish the auction/entry card for the local flower show today, so as soon as I’ve done withe the routine stuff I get  busy cutting, trimming and punching holes. Betty’s coming just after midday to record a script for a wee project...

Wednesday 15 August 2018

UP early and by 8am the smoker’s up to speed and the beef rib on for tonight’s dinner. A lot on the today and I can’t go far ‘cos the cooker engineer’s coming to fix (I hope) the hob. I need to finish cutting/trimming the flower show...

Tuesday 14 August 2018

IT’S my birthday. Fifty-four. Jeez..time goes quick. Anyway, birthday or not, we’re both off into Glasgow early. I drop Margaret off then set up office in McDonalds and treat myself to a birthday breakfast of a sausage, egg and cheese bagel which I munch...

Monday 13 August 2018

MARGARET’S off into Glasgow…and I’m up early for the cooker repair man. Plans are caput, tho’. Margaret calls to say the repair folks have been in  touch and the engineer’s off sick, so the callout is rescheduled for Wednesday. Fuck sake....

Sunday 12 August 2018

AN early start (for a Sunday)..we’re up, showered, some work done, breakfasted and on the road by 10am. First stop is Perth for a session on touring in Australia, New Zealand and China organised by Showcase Scotland and Help Musicians Scotland as part of The...

Saturday 11 August 2018

SATURDAY? Yup, but loads of work to get through today. There’s a news story to be put together for the local community trust which has secured a Scottish Land Fund (SLF) grant…and a subsequent e-bulleting to be sent out…I have to wait for the SLF to...

Friday 10 August 2018

CATRIONA and Freya arrive just as we finish breakfast…Margaret’s off into Glasgow with them for the day. I’ve a load of work to get through. There’s some stuff to be done in preparation for the local fun day next month and some USA tour booking...

Thursday 9 August 2018

I HAVE to get some final changes done on the multimedia/video job and let it render then upload – my clients are popping round at 11am to get it transferred onto their laptop and other devices. Once done, I finalise artwork for another local project and send it off to...

Wednesday 8 August 2018

I’M straight onto a wee video/multimedia project.. I quoted them for compiling a bunch of video vox-pops into a single video, but when they came round the other day it turns out there’s not only the video clips, but also subtitles (in Ra foreign!), nine...

Tuesday 7 August 2018

AN early start as I have a PRS members’ fund meeting in Fife. Once I’m done I take a drive to Largo and park up by the shore where I get some work done, eat my packed lunch then go for a walk along the seafront. I’ve to be at K107fm in Kirkcaldy...

Monday 6 August 2018

A BIT of a mad dash after breakfast…I need to be in Glasgow for a Music+ meeting with one of my mentees and I wanna drop some stuff at the dump en route. My plans are scuppered when I find the road closed with no advance warning which adds a 15-minute...

Sunday 5 August 2018

AFTER a lazy morning I get busy in the office. Now my USA visa has been approved there’s a mad dash to fill in some of the blank dates in the Octcober/November tour schedule. I spend most of the day juggling dates and to-ing and fro-ing with various promoters...

Saturday 4 August 2018

WE’RE all up and round the breakfast table at Catriona and Will’s at a reasonable time. They’re off to meet pals in Perth for lunch and we need to get home and get on with a bunch of stuff. As soon as we’re back I get the smoker fired up and...

Friday 3 August 2018

MY desk is a mess…I need to get all the papers in order and tidy things up. I get the routine stuff out the way, have breakfast and about to make a startwhen an urgent message comes in from a radio guy needing an ident for a show he’s doing about Tenby Blues...

Thursday 3 August 2018

I SLEEP right through my alarm….must be catching up on yesterday’s 3.30am rise and long day! The visa approval is great news – but it means a huge deluge of stuff to be done on the October/November USA tour. First task is to contact everyone involved and...

Wednesday 1 August 2018

THE alarm goes off at 3.30am. We tear ourselves out of bed, drink some coffee and jump in the car to Glasgow. Margaret drops me at Central Station. It’s not even 5am, so most fo the food places are shut…all except  Pret where I pick up a cheese baguette...

Tuesday 31 July 2018

My plans to clear my desk of all the accounts clutter are delayed (again)  by a whole load of stuff needing attention.. The diary throws up a load of stuff too, including my August Newsletter which I write, design and schedule to go out at 8.45am tomorrow (1 August)....