Saturday, 23 December 2017

Windows 17

Windows 17

Goodbye to the window wedge, now snugly draughtproof upstairs.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017



Thakkar: Hi, my name is Thakkar. How may I help you?
Anthony Moffoot: hello my parcel was due today, it’s now nearly 8 can it still come?
Anthony Moffoot: Parcel no 5737672247130288
Thakkar: I am sorry that the parcel is not delivered yet.
Thakkar: Can you confirm your 16 digit tracking number for me? I'll look into the tracking for you and help you further with your query.
Anthony Moffoot: 5737672247130288 thanks
Thakkar: It will just take me a minute or two to check this for you, I'll be as quick as I can.
Anthony Moffoot: Thank you
Thakkar: It will just take me a minute or two to check this for you, I'll be as quick as I can.
Anthony Moffoot: Thank you again
Thakkar: I can check the parcel is in transit and will be delivered in 2-3 working days, please contact us once the parcel is with the delivery courier to add instructions or safe place location.
Anthony Moffoot: the website said earlier today it was sorted at regional depot and would be delivered today, I take it this was not the case?
Thakkar: I am sorry for the incorrect tracking updated.
Anthony Moffoot: Can I leave instructions with you?
Thakkar: We are currently having a few technical issues with our web site and our IT team is working to resolve it as soon as possible, it would be best to try again in a couple of hours.
Anthony Moffoot: After 8?
Thakkar: Will update tomorow only
Anthony Moffoot: I am on the website but I cannot see anywhere to leave instructions, can I leave instructions with you?
Thakkar: Please contact us once the parcel is with the delivery courier to add instructions or safe place location.
Anthony Moffoot: Wish me luck!
Thakkar: Yes, all the best
Anthony Moffoot: Thank you for your input this evening.
Thakkar: You are welcome. Thank you for contacting us at myHermes. Have a good day.
Anthony Moffoot: Roger and out.
You have disconnected.

Thursday, 16 November 2017

Black and White Challenge

This was a thing on Facebook. Post a black and white photo on seven consecutive days; no explanations and no people. Viz:








Monday, 13 November 2017

Income Tax Mistake

Got a Tax Assessment which claimed I owed £1410.10.

Phoned them up, they cheerfully admitted this was their error, it should be £0.10, which they let me off with. I should be grateful I suppose.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

Superhub 3


New modem today. Usual struggle reconnecting everything. Engineer says I am getting 205 Mbps, Speedtest says 80, same as before, ho hum!

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Simon and Garfunkel Story

SandG Story

Birthday treat from Jane, Thai meal followed by S & G tribute band at Usher Hall. Spot on performances, “Garfunkel” managed the weird distant stare. Really entertaining.

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Robert Fergusson Wreath Day


Nice autumn morning at the Canongate Kirk, with Charles Bayne, Moyra Forrest and Ruby Rennie-Panter, usual trip to Starbucks afterwards.

Sunday, 1 October 2017


Trip to Munich, with a day out to King Ludwig’s castles 5 – 10th September.


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Sculpture Show

Leona Robert’s work shown at “Chiselled” , RGI Kelly Gallery, Glasgow. Good show. Delays at Waverley didn’t spoil it.


Thursday, 21 September 2017

Sparks at the Queen’s Hall

Amazingly good show at the Queen’s Hall Wednesday 20th September. Russell Mael’s voice unchanged since Propaganda came out; the new album is like that. Definitely in the top few concerts I have ever seen.




Saturday, 26 August 2017

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Sunday, 20 August 2017

Always a Scary Moment

ZX Update

Phone went through repeated updates, unsettling.

Long Live the New Mini-Oven

Mini Oven 17

Salton failed after 25 valiant years, long live Cookworks.

New system at Argos, amusing the staff.

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Gig 48


An unusual gig, on the occasion of my retirement, I thought this would be a good way to say goodbye to colleagues, some of many years standing. Of course, friends and strangers came too, so many off the street that the hiring charge was waived. Being Festival Time helped.

We played two sets separated by my little speech and a small interlude, and this was very successful arrangement, no one had time to get tired. First outing of the Mellotron. Easier than I had anticipated.

Setlist: Pictures of Biggles, Cool, Folder Dressed in Blue, Backroom Boys, From Our Own Correspondent, Jump,  Medley: Poland/ Harmonica.


This was projected during the speech

Standing In For Love, St Rita, Red Star, The g Factor, It’s Abnormal, Mouse In Love, Selling The Party, encore – A Physical Husband.

Sound – Max – new to us, another consumate professional and the sound on stage was good, the audience said the sound was great out front.

Reception – Again, no low points. Everyone seemed to like everything, From Our Own Correspondent very well received, a long while since we did it and it was very funky.

Thursday, 17 August 2017


New phone 📱 new life. Bet this comes out as white text.

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Sunday, 28 May 2017

San Diego

APA 19th – 25th May 2017. Douglas Patience good company as always. Pics here aHsm1u26uJDSC00629