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Bad Memory

Out for a walk this morning on the bonnie banks near Ross Priory by Gartocharn. My all singing all dancing camera displayed the message “Memory card locked” and when I looked, sure enough there was the wee plastic tab by which you open and lock the card, falling out of the camera. Not to worry I had my faithful wee snapshot camera which I take out on the canoe (different card format).

I got these on the walk and they turned out ok.

The Bens, Loch and Islands. (Scotch mist also pictured)


Now how would that view look with the tree in the foreground?


Another view from the shore. Cracking sky.




Nine in a Row

As we listened to the Celtic Aberdeen game at work yesterday, on hearing that Dons skipper Paul Hartley had been ordered off early in the game and that Celtic had scored the resultant penalty I said to Joe my assistant “That could end up eight or nine nothing!”. My reasoning was that Celtic could have already been expected to win convincingly but the loss of such an experienced player and a goal so early in the match was painting an even more desperate picture for their opponents.

There is very little doubt that the 9-0 result will end the troubled tenure of Mark McGhee as boss at Pittodrie. If he does survive it will be the greatest comeback since Lazarus if he manages to somehow turn things around.

Celtic, who have been involved in a war of words with the SFA about how refereeing decisions always seem to go against them, had a man sent off.

They were also awarded three penalties.


FA Cup News

Gillingham 0 2 Dover

(Nutter sent off 70min) Birchall 18, L’Anson 28

Fist City

If I have to go on a car trip of an hour or so, I’ll more often than not put on one of the Bob Dylan Theme Time Radio shows which a friend kindly put the whole series of on MP3 for me a couple of years ago. The shows sometimes feature well known material but they are also a treasure trove of obscure gems from the great American songbook.

Rock n roll, R&B, bluegrass, country and folk is all there. Listening on the journey is so much better than just sticking on the radio or a disc.

This is all punctuated by Bob’s laid back, dry, sometimes sardonic (and educational) style of broadcasting. The theme of the show I listened to yesterday was “Head to Toe” and featured songs which included parts of the body in their lyric.

This Loretta Lynn track was featured. The coal miner’s daughter had a particular way of cutting to the chase with her lyrics.

This is a cracker.