Tuesday, 5 July 2022


Little trip, super little town. Adventure on the way back, bad crash 10 mins ahead of me on A9 at Slochd summit meaning 50 mile detour via Cawdor and Grantown on Spey.

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

A Saucerful Of Secrets

Nick Mason and Band at the Usher Hall , wonderful stuff. With Fraser Mills, with whom I saw Pink Floyd at the Usher Hall on the 4th of November 1974. I still have the programme.

Among others they played:

One Of These Days, Arnold Layne, Fearless, Obscured By Clouds, When You're In, Candy And A Currant Bun, Vegetable Man, If, Atom Heart Mother (good bits), If (again), Remember A Day, Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun, Interstellar Overdrive/Narrow Way medley, Astronomy Domine, The Nile Song, Burning Bridges, Childhood’s End,  Lucifer Sam,  Echoes, A Saucerful Of Secrets, See Emily Play, Bike.

Monday, 25 April 2022

Night Phlox Tonight

Pots either side of the front door, smells of honey and cloves very, very powerfully.

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Shade Journey

Ordered new clip-on lampshades, more interesting than I had thought. Tracker map.

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

Sunday, 27 February 2022


At Redbraes Weir 26th February 2022

Cf. https://amoffoot.blogspot.com/2021/11/amfm.html

VdGG at Queen’s Hall

Saturday 26th February, postponed for two years with Covid, well worth the wait. Luxury “Cabaret” seats with a table an unexpected plus. With Bill Wait, Ian Deary and Fraser Mills .

Tuesday, 22 February 2022

Christmas Amaryllis

Did well in the sunny front window. Also, two more stalks still to bud.

Wednesday, 16 February 2022

New Mobile

Good Ol’ Xperia XZ reached the end of its days, needing charged twice a day, clunking along. New Xperia 10 iii, seems to do what it should. Getting £37 from EE for sending the XZ back to them. Factory reset of course.

Wednesday, 9 February 2022

St Mark’s Park

Been exploring where the old railway lines went, now paths. Very interesting.

Thursday, 6 January 2022

Belated Present

Jane enjoying Mary’s knitted bunnet.

Sack Race 1966

I remember this, the grey shirt and all. I worked out if you put your feet right in the corners and held the sack taut you didn’t get tangled, hence I won.

Many thanks to Roderick Murray (Dancing Mice) ( also featured).

Website Panic

Unable to update amoffoot.co.uk since before Christmas. 75 minute phonecall to GoDaddy.com the webhosting service; caused consternation with a uniquely difficult problem, “the whole server had been cached”, which will give the technicians something to dine out on. All sorted and working properly now.