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Wednesday 18 July 2018

I’M up early, get some work done and then hit Glasgow before 9am to drop the car off at the garage in Maryhill for its MoT .

There was not time for breakfast, so I walk over to Piece at Finnieston and have a slice of toasted bloomer with avocado, egg, chorizo and sriracha…and a coffee. it;s pretty damn good 🙂

I’ve still an hour before my haircut appointment at the Soul Barber Room along the road so I nip into Currys for a look round then walk back to the barber.

Haircut done, I walk into town to sort some bits and bobs put then make my way back towards Charing Cross, stopping in at Taco Bell for a burrito. Not great, but not bad either…especially considering the low price.

I’m just finished when the garage folks call to say the car’s ready. No major problems, thankfully,  but I do also have to pay for last month’s radiator grill repair.

I stop for some shopping, pick up some ice creams and head home. Catriona and Freya are there which is nice. We sit in the garden and eat our ice creams then she heads off and I get busy with some work.

It’s after 8pm when i realise we should be thinking about dinner. I go inside and make some sweet potato fries in the air fryer which we have with the remains of the pulled pork and coleslaw. We relax a while then have an early night.

Tuesday 17 July 2018

FIRST job is to order a guitar cable – I call Designacable and Matt reckons they can get the cable I want made up and with me tomorrow…in time for Upton Blues Festival. Nice one.

There’s some internet connectivity stuff to be set up which takes me a while. I’m just finishing up when Betty comes in for a coffee and a catch up.

It’s nearly lunchtime when I go with Margaret on her couch to 5k run..she’s up to week two on the revisited schedule and her knee’s holding up pretty well other thana a few twinges. She’s determined to do this.

After lunch I tackle one of the longer forms required to set up my visa interview at the US Embassy in London. Keen to get that done ASAP and, if all goes OK, I can start filling in some of the October tour gaps and plan ahead.

I need a photo too, but there’s not much time before this evening #tuesdaytakeover livestream on Loch Lomond Live‘s Facebook page. I manage to get the studio cleared up and re-set for photos, but run out of time. I’ll do them tomorrow…by which time Ill have had a much-needed haircut!

The livestream, by all accounts, goes well then we have a quick bite to eat before going to Betty and Joe’s for a  community trust meeting about a family fun day to be held in September. I present my poster art which everyone is happy with and outline my communications plan to promote the event.

We’re home soon after 10pm and watch the first in a new series about Scottish pop music – Rip it Up! – produced and directed by our pal Mags. I enjoy it, but I’m annoyed that it features the same old, same old acts…while we can’t changewhat’s been – and wouldn’t want to – I’m irked by the narrow view and obvious part played by gatekeepers like the BBC. Luckily things are changing for the better and the role of these gatekeepers is diminishing…




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