Feed the Birds tuppence a bag….

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The other day I was in the front room of the studio and a small shape hurtled past my shoulder and crashed into the french doors.It turned out to be a young finch that had flown through the open kitchen door and in a panic flew to the closest exit which turned out to be blocked by a pane of … Read More

Stand up, Walk out

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My sister was up this weekend visiting our mum here at the Studio which gave my wife Simone and I an opportunity for a rare night of R and R in Edinburgh. I’d come across a fabulous review of #JonRonson in the Independent newspaper a month or so ago and decided, despite not knowing much about him to give it … Read More

Craigie Hill Festival 31st August

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Just announced. I will be headlining Craigie Hill Festival near Perth on the 31st August. It’s my only Scottish show this year and I’m on in the evening for an hour long set. The venue is Craigie Hill Golf Club just to the South of Perth Band – Steve Vantsis, Foss Paterson, Gavin Griffiths, Doris Brendal and John Mitchell on … Read More

Above the Weather

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Forecast of -2 degrees this afternoon dropping to -3 middle of the night meant a stand to for the gardening company and a ‘fleeces on’ order going out. “Nair cast a cloot till May is oot” sprang to mind today. For our foreign readers that refers to the “May” or “Hawthorn” bush. “Don’t cast off your winter clothes until it’s … Read More

Moving out of the Trees

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After so much ‘gardening leave’ it’s time to get back to the ‘day job’. There’s been a lot of ill founded rumours about my health in recent months and I think it’s time to dispell them with a few announcements of upcoming engagements and general news. First up is that I’ll be hosting 4 shows in June for ‘Planet Rock’ … Read More

Getting Back in the Saddle

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Since events at the farm earlier in the week got me thinking and excited about my prospects I am today taking delivery of a racehorse from Kilearney stables . I’ve decided it’s time in my life to try something different and so I am embarking on an alternative career as a jockey. At 6 feet 4 I am perhaps rather … Read More

The Royal Blog Ward 206

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“The Royal Blog” – Ward 206 Monday 4th March The Studio – ‘South side of the Sky’ I was released last night but had to be back in for an outpatients appointment in the morning for yet more intraveinous anti biotics which I’ll be getting for at least the next 2 days. I’m a lot better but still exhausted and … Read More

Mission Statement – The mail order system. Literally ‘post Brexit’ ?

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A Mission Statement Due to so many missing items in the post and the inability to track packages if ordered by standard mail we are going to be changing the way we send items. We are revamping the entire mail order operation which will mean repricing all the items on sale to take into account the new Royal Mail charges, … Read More