Friday, 22 October 2021

Lumo to Morpeth

New train service, Edinburgh to Morpeth direct for £9.80 return which includes seat reservations. It will be good while it lasts! Off on 10/11.

Sunday, 17 October 2021

Crab-Apple 2021

5 1/2 lb from the Golden Hornet. Greenish tinge to the liquid but went pink on boiling. Phew.

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Crab-Apple Harvest 6th October

5 1/2 lbs, (2.5kg) this year, should get a dozen jars of jelly. Time will tell.

Thursday, 30 September 2021

Saturday, 14 August 2021

Gig 52

Fringe By The Sea Saturday 14th August 2021.

Lighthouse Stage, North Berwick.

This was special, we had been invited to play at Fringe By The Sea 2020 after Gig 51, but alas CoVid intervened. However, the invitation still stood, so we played in the Harbour Lighthouse Tent, 400 watchers. Windy but sunny day, a great memory. Two slots with an interval:

Setlist pt. 1 Pictures Of Biggles, Tamagotchi Girl, Cool, Eleanor, Exit Plan, Freiburg (CH) ‘98, The g Factor, It’s Abnormal, Mouse In Love.

Setlist pt.2 Death Makes You Feel Like A Man, Watching Waters Rise, Waterboy Blues, (We Were) Always On Our Own, Standing In For Love, No-one Wants You Watching, Red Star, The Science Of Survival, Selling The Party. Encore: A Physical Husband.

Soundman: Andy. Weirdly blustery sound on stage, but OK in front apparently. Wobbly PA needed sorting during Pt.2 but didn’t cause any delay.

Tense before soundcheck, had left music stand struts in boot of the car which was parked 10 minutes away up the hill.

Very well received, no-one left after Pt.1. Many CDs gone. Families impressed. Rehearsals paid off, stamina improved.

Monday, 9 August 2021

Memory Lane

Visited WGH last week, went to old DSN1, my second housejob , sadly looked grim and brought back memories of a pretty strange time, viz: being told to phone ex-KIng Constantine of the Hellenes to get him to authorise the rapid transfer through customs of a neurosurgical electrode from New York to Edinburgh, and to arrange for it to be sped up from Heathrow with a police escort.

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Four Years

…since I worked. Don’t miss it one bit, wish I’d retired sooner. Slightly nostalgic about Harrogate etc. No; on second thoughts, not.