Jim's General

8th of September

by on Monday, September 8th, 2014

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Sorting out photos from earlier this year and found a ridiculous self portrait on the banks of the Tay.

7th of September

by on Sunday, September 7th, 2014

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Well folks it’s getting very interesting with the first indyref poll showing Yes in the lead today by 51 to 49. The tension is becoming unbearable.. Can’t remember anything like this ever.  Here’s a completely gratuitous Scottish image.

5th of September

by on Friday, September 5th, 2014

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Finished work on my latest CD yesterday, so a few hours down at the river Tay seemed like a good way to celebrate. The fishing wasn’t particularly good but nature provided a wonderful autumnal backdrop. This is a spot I haunt a lot called Plain Water, below a set of rapids loved by kayakers. I watched an osprey dive bombing a large blue heron, its huge beak raised like a bayonet.
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Below me there were a couple of salmon fishers on a boat. a huge salmon sploshed a couple of times across from where I was fishing for brown trout.
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A beautifully marked wild brown trout from the River Tay. I caught four and lost a really big one..the language was somewhat choice..
This place resets my soul…

2nd of September

by on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

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Stuart Duncan at Redbarn Studios, who is editing, mixing and mastering my new CD. He is a wonderful combination of hardworking and cheerful as well as having a great pair of lugs. Today he was putting up with me not enjoying listening critically to the same songs for a hundredth time. I’m looking forward to getting out and playing them…

1st of September

by on Monday, September 1st, 2014

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Yesterday Sandy was put through his paces on the judo mat by one of the stars of the recent Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow. Louise Rennicks won a gold medal for Scotland right at the start of the games. She regularly comes to Perth to help coach youngsters. Scottish Judo won a total of six gold medals at the Games, right at the start – which was a huge boost for the Scottish team that went on to have it best ever Games. Sandy has grown about six inches in the last eighteen months, putting quite a strain on his wardrobe.