22 Feb 2006

“Gone Fishin’” by Louis Armstrong

I had a really nice day yesterday with my future son-in-law, Ferruccio. We met my friend, John, on the River Spey near Aberlour where he had booked a day's fishing. Ferruccio and I joined him and he was given the opportunity to try his hand at river fishing for salmon. John kitted him out in waders and taught him how to cast. A pity he didn’t catch a fish but they just weren’t biting yesterday. After lunch Ferruccio and I went a walk before returning home. Just a lovely day to be alive.

Ferruccion with John


John shows Ferruccio how to cast


Ferruccio and me outside the cabin where we had lunch


Ferruccio and me during our walk near Aberlour in the heart of Whisky and salmon country

18 Feb 2006

"(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams

It rained this morning so I decided to continue making up the table place setting names for Claire and Ferruccio's wedding in 6 weeks time. I thought it would be a good thing to make up the name cards myself and finally settled on the design you see here. I have now made 60 so another 60 to go! Earlier today I went shopping for food for tomorrow's diner. I hope to take my car out for a spin later today or tomorrow if it doesn't rain.

13 Feb 2006

"I'm in the Mood for Dancing" by the Nolans

We had a really nice weekend. First I was out walking part of the Spey Way with my friend John. Then Claire and Ferruccio came to stay overnight on the Friday and we had a meal out at our local Italian restaurant, Casa Salvatore. I also was very happy to learn that Claire and Ferruccio were paying for the meal. This is a first for us as Janis and I have always paid for meals out for all our children. Thankyou both! The meal was very tasty.

On Saturday evening we were joined by friends, John and Esmae, to go to a Valentine's dance at Cults Parish Church outreach centre organised by our pensioners organisation. We were treated to a lot of Scottish country dancing, stovies and tea and biscuits. A really good evening among friends. And we got good aerobic exercise too. We got back to our house about 1 am.

On Sunday afternoon Harry and I cycled 21 miles over one of our usual routes. It was a bit cold and windy on our return leg but soon warmed up once I got home. Wales then proceeded to beat Scotland 28 vs 18 at Cardiff in the Six Nations Rugby match. How bad is that after Scotland beating England 20 vs 16 at Murryfield 1 week earlier?!?

3 Feb 2006

"Teenage Kicks" by the Undertones

Gosh. Just found this old Photo of me taken in 1968. Dont' I look cool sitting on my Mini Cooper. No answers please. I remember that the song of the moment was "All Right Now" by the Free and the photo was taken in Mawgan Porth nr Newquay, Cornwall.