Saturday 7 December 2019

Black pepper tofu… WE’RE up and finished breakfast when Catriona and Will arrive with Freya – we’re on babysitting duties this weekend. I get a little work done then we take Freya along to the community lunch at the village hall. It’s nice to...

Friday 6 December 2019

I grab a snap of the local restaurant/inn’s Christmas lights… I WAKE up a but later than usual and panic when I remember I have an appointment with the nurse at the doctor’s surgery inn the village. A quick shower then I jump in car and arrive just...

Thursday 5 December 2019

I take some snaps of Arthur as Santa when I go to make the video… ONCE the daily routine tasks are out the way I have breakfast then grab some camera and video stuff and head to the local inn – I’m putting together a scoaif media video tom promote their...

Wednesday 4 December 2019

It might be raining…but the Vietnamese beef needs cooked outside! I’M on duty in the village shop today so get a few things done before I make my down. It’s delivery day, but the pallets aren’t coming ’til later. Plenty of other stuff to...

Tuesday 3 December 2019

Thanks for coming out to the Scottish shows… Wee update from the living room…some live tunes and news from the living room 🙂 Posted by Dave Arcari on Tuesday, 3 December 2019 Last night’s livestream… FIRST job is finishing off the shop stuff on...

Monday 2 December 2019

MARGARET’S off into Glasgow early…amd I have a social media meeting with a local business at 8.30am. The meeting goes well with the last couple of weeks’ activity acknowledged and priorities agreed for the next two weeks. I have another meeting right...

Sunday 1 December 2019

WE all have a long lie then sit round the table for breakfast. After working out all the tour economics we sort out the financials then Ismo and Suvi start packing for their trip home to Finland. We drive them to Edinburgh airport then stop off to see Catriona, Will...

Saturday 30 November 2019

A great night in Glasgow to close our wee run of Scottish shows…. WE get showered and drink coffee in the hotel then meet Ismo and Suvi – we’re gonna stop for breakfast in the road. The place we plan to stop beside the pier in Stonehaven appears to have...

Friday 29 November 2019

Ismo kicks things off to a full house in Aberdeen… A GOOD night’s sleep and we’ve all recovered from last night – what an awesome time at St Mocha coffee shop 🙂 We need to sort out gear for tonight’s show in Aberdeen. Thankfully there’s a PA – albeit...

Thursday 28 November 2019

Unplugged at the coffee shop…great atmosphere… WE sleep in and it’s after midday when we sit round the table for bacon rolls and coffee. I have a few online things to deal with then I take Ismo and Suvi a walk up the lochsidb. It’s a beautiful...

Wednesday 27 November 2019

Ismo opens the show at Sneaky Pete’s with a fantastic set… WE’RE off to Edinburgh for the first in a series of four Scottish shows with my pal Ismo from Finland. A lot to do before we go tho’. First up, I have to grab some video footage and...

Tuesday 26 November 2019

UP early to get to the airport. My flight to London City isn’t ’til 8.55am but I wanna be there by 8am and I’ll allow an hour to get there. The travel is uneventful until I board the wrong DLR train at City Airport and end up at Stratford instead of...

Monday 25 November 2019

FOLLOWING our decision to cancel the Kinross show, we have an early meeting at the local coffee shop to discuss the logistics of doing an invite-only unplugged show there on Thursday night. There’s enough local interest and after chatting it over we decide...

Sunday 24 November 2019

Livestream – live songs, gig news and more… Today's livestream with a bunch of tunes…come and see myself and Ismo Haavisto at one of our four Scottish shows this week… https://www.facebook.com/tours/1108629516010081/ Posted by Dave Arcari on...

Saturday 23 November 2019

AFTER breakfast we tidy up and jump in the car to go and visit Catriona, Will and Freya. It’s nice to see them – and Will’s making good progress building the hut in the garden. We have a coffee and chat for a while it’s just a flying visit as...

Friday 21 November 2019

AN unusually early start – I’m up at 6.30am. Shower, coffee, quick breakfast and off into Glasgow. I’m doing a weird photo job at there Scottish Government building on the Broomielaw. A company that normally does building surveys using a drone isn’t...

Thursday 21 November 2019

Clean water everywhere…but the dirty puddle tastes better…. DOCTOR’S appointment first thing. We have a good chat and he’s quite happy with my ‘progress’ on the current dose of happy pills. Back home I start putting together a video...

Wednesday 20 November 2019

Salt and pepper tofu… I’M on a full shift helping I the shop today so try and get some stuff out the way before I go out. The day goes without any hitches and I manage a couple of chats with folk about the local social media stuff I’m doing....

Tuesday 19 November 2019

Nice to have my signature guitar back in the fold…. SOME social media stuff to be done for the local business I’m helping out then I do some online promo for the shows I have coming up next week. I’ve just hit the studio when Margaret calls to say a...

Monday 18 November 2019

Another lovely day on East Loch Lomond I’M just about to go in the shower when a message comes in two see if I’m available for a local meeting in 20 minutes. Panic… A quick shower and get my shit together and I make it in time. We spend an hour or so...

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