Friday, 27 May 2011
Monday, 23 May 2011
Friday, 20 May 2011
I heard on the news this morning that nature had been fooled into thinking it was the middle of June due to the sunny weather that most of the UK has been having of late.
Apparently the lowest rainfall in decades has been recorded, well ask anyone here in Scotland if they would like to concur with that and you might get a different answer.
I have to say that a couple of weeks ago, we did have a fantastic week of sunshine but alas it was not to last and back came the rain.
The upside was that my back garden literally exploded with plants that I have to admit usually don't appear this early on. Climate change springs to mind.
Nature photography out of my office window, Scottish bluebell city!
Monday, 9 May 2011
I have never claimed to be a musician, in fact, I can't play a note but I do like my music.
I spotted this old piano at the weekend and felt quite sad. It got me thinking of all the tunes that people would have played on it over its life and when you see the craftsmanship involved in its working parts you have to think it should have been saved.
I remember a strong man type TV show when I was a youngster where part of the act was smashing a piano with a sledgehammer into pieces small enough to fit through a small square opening. The winner was the guy who could do it the fastest. I always felt a bit uneasy at this as I couldn't see why anyone would want to do something like that to a musical instrument.
I wonder what the late great Ian Stewart would have thought.
For a guy who played on every album bar one that the Stones turned out between 1964-1986, I can imagine.
Sunday, 8 May 2011
It has been reported that this April has been the warmest since records began.
Last Sunday the sun was splitting the skies and everyone was out and about. This Sunday, you guessed it...... it's freezing and wet.
I have posted up a wee reminder of what it was like and I think everyone here in Scotland at least, knew it was to good to be true.
Friday, 6 May 2011
The great thing about my job is that you never know what the day will bring.
I have been going all over the country of late to photograph the refurbishment, re branding and official openings of Scotmid stores.
Yesterday, on a rainy day in Renton, "Robert the Bruce" no less turned up to do the honours.
Thursday, 5 May 2011
Another milestone in life arrived yesterday as my younger son Andrew turned 18.
He decided to have his first legal drink with his old man and older brother.
What better than a pint of Glasgow brewed Tennent's lager in one of the cities oldest and most iconic pubs, Tennents Bar to do the deed and it was a scorcher of a day.
Can't beat a cold beer on a hot day!