50. Home life and food again

Family Photo July 2016

Family photo taken only yesterday (Saturday) morning prior to Ellen heading back to Glasgow in preparation for her trip to Shetland with Craig on Sunday evening.

Elaine Colin Patio July 2106

Elaine and I on Friday night – getting increasingly legless  – in my case, on Ensure Orange Juice based Tequila Sunrise – down at the patio – naturally!

So here we all are.  I have reached a milestone, one week from ‘throwing up’ to consumption of my first home cooked Chicken stir-fry for dinner – and no throwing up!  It has been a traumatic time but having both Richard and Ellen here for the last few days has been a real bonus.

The rain has kept us in the house most of the day today – and a good thing too – Andy Murray pulled off the win of his life this afternoon beating Toanic in three straight sets, but all hard fought.  Good on him, and what a day for British Tennis, Wheelchair victories as well as Mixed doubles with Heather Watson.

Andy Murray Wimbledon Final - Raonic

Accessed on 11 July 2016 at:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/tennis/36758518

Heather Watson Mixed Doubles 2016

Wimbledon 2016: Heather Watson into mixed doubles final



Lewis Hamilton Grand Priz July 2016

Lewis Hamilton Blown away by ‘fans love’.  Accessed on 11 July 2016 at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/formula1

Add to that the Lewis Hamilton’s Grand Priz win and it is almost a perfect day.

Well it will shortly, my present best friend Brad is just about to descend for a visit, a whisky and a chat, no doubt about Brexit as well as the current state of my health – he’s been away in Ireland for the last week and we are just about to catch up.  Brad has found this wonderful comparison of Brexit and an old ‘Yes Minister’ TV episode – so funny!


Brexit Yes Minister

The Brext vote has made this prophetic Yes, Minister video go viral.  Accessed on 11 July 2106 at http://images.radiotimes.com/namedimage/The_Brexit_vote_has_made_this_prophetic_Yes__Minister_video_go_viral.jpg?quality=85&mode=crop&width=620&height=374&404=tv&url=/uploads/images/original/111270.jpg

Quel surprise, eh?  Well yes, really.  I couldn’t have even bet against the French – but well done to the Portuguese winning the European Football Cup final.

So, back to some more music.  I really am falling for Glasgow as hotbed of artists as well as venue to see everything else I like.  Here’s an old (Carol Kidd) and a new favourite (Christie O’Donnell).


Carol Kidd 1

I picked up a second hand version of Carol Kidd Live sings Cole Porter with Brian Kelloch recorded at Billy Lowe & Le Monde Hotel, Edinburgh on 5/6th August 2013 – bloody marvellous!

And here is Christie playing in Glasgow Buchannan Square:

Christie O'Donnell 1

Accessed on 11 July 2016 at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7g5FGKsoLZ8

He’s definitely going to be big – in my view – get his 4 track CD if you can when you see him in Glasgow or Perth or many of the other Scottish places you see him singing both covers and his own songs (Like the above original).


No more medical news, save that I am eating better and I’ll update you again later.

Well, that’s all folks.  Bye for now.

Buggs Sign off



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