Thursday, 26 November 2020

Dragon Commissioner

My new dragon finished, by Leona Roberts at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Wednesday, 23 September 2020


Got 8 lb + from the tree in the back this afternoon. Jelly yum.

Monday, 7 September 2020


Nothing much has happened with the Covid-19 fuss, but today got a new boiling tap yippee.

Wednesday, 17 June 2020

Friday, 29 May 2020

Optrex Season

One downside of the unusually lovely weather.

End of Lockdown

Today we were allowed to slightly mingle, saw Jane Anne and Derrick in their back garden. All well with them.

Wednesday, 29 April 2020


Trying Jamkazam, with limited success so far. So much depends on individual internet speeds.

Wednesday, 25 March 2020


New kitchen chairs delivered today after a Hermes saga. Worth the bother.

Monday, 23 March 2020


DM having their first group chat tonight, in case the country was put in lockdown, and indeed at 8.30 p.m. it turned out to be so.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

York Jaunt

16th – 18th March, just at the start of the COVID-19 fuss. Betty’s Tearoom shut! Railway Museum open though.

Friday, 13 March 2020

Wolfgang Flür

Played tonight at Summerhall. Largely, he moved about a bit in front of two Apple laptops. Films showed 70’s Kraftwerk, some of which I hadn’t seen before. Glad I went. With Ian C, and bumped into Penny (Ex-work).

Jigsaw 2020

Christmas present from Jane

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Mystery Tile

Had the gas burners replaced, fitter found this in the dining room, under the old fire.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

The Lighthouse/ Badger

Went last Friday to the Odeon to see The Lighthouse, amusingly grim. On the way saw my first live badger.

Gig 51

Traverse, Monday 17th February 2020
Supporting “Dominic Waxing Lyrical”
Setlist: Pictures of Biggles, Cool, No-One Wants You Watching, Exit Plan, (OK) No Love Affair, The g Factor, Red Star, It’s Abnormal, Mouse In Love
Soundman: Mike, surly but fair, and a super clear sound. I had taken my amplifiers just in case, but no need. Helpful staff found a long VGA lead.
Very well received, spontaneous praise from strangers, and many CD’s gone. First live outing for the opening three on Acme. Worked as they should.
Felt grown-up in the Green Room. Offers of gigs!

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Monday, 27 January 2020

Friday, 17 January 2020


Remarkably good film. Enthralling, moving, with marvellous camera work so good as to be impossible.