…….this blog feels a little irrelevant. Looking at other blog topics and subjects it actually scares me a little – why do i even bother!? I mean my last post about the Scottish countryside seems to pale into insignificance in comparison to some posts, for example, about say the US presidential battle currently raging. It’s not that I don’t care about politics, it’s just that I have tried not to let my life get bogged down by it all. So I fully intend to keep this blog about the things I love and the things that make me the person I am. And today that is a person full of anticipation and hope. For one, Trampoline tonight has me really excited. I think it’s going to be a great night. I think it’s going to be really different to the usual Trampoline show and I am hopeful that all the people who have expressed an interest in the evening will show up. I have to admit I don’t know what to expect but I’ve got that nervous excited feeling in my belly and I cannot wait.
Secondly, I am now on leave from work for a full week! I haven’t had a full week off since this time last year so it is a very welcome break from the chaos that is my work. And it is giving me time to do some things I never get time to do normally. I get to see my parents in the middle of the week as well which is nice as my dad has not been well and I just don’t get to see enough of them. They’re going to a cottage in Dunkeld for a week so we’re planning to head up on Wednesday and I can go for a walk with my mum and the dog, which is one of my favourite things to do, especially in the countryside. I’m also going to take my camera and take some pictures, which is another passion I have which I tend to neglect. My friend Heidi came through from Glasgow the other day and had 3 cameras with her for taking pictures and I was exceptionally jealous that it’s something I’ve always wanted to learn more about but have never really found the time to do so. I might put it on my “things to do before I’m 30” list – which gives me about 7 months to pull my finger out! And then there’s the first recording session for the Kays album, which will take place on Thursday night. I am really excited. It’s a total honour to be getting to work with Neil from Meursault, as they are one of my favourite Scottish bands and I am full of hope for the recordings. All of that, plus I am going to see Mogwai on Tuesday night at the Corn Exchange – shit venue and I never intended to go but then I love the new album so much that I just had to fork out the pennies and hope that the sound is actually good on this occasion. And finally I have plans to go for a number of meals. I love eating out and I love trying new restaurants and this week will give me the opportunity to catch up with friends old and new. It’s amazing how life tends to get so busy that you cannot make the time for your friends. That always makes me a little sad. I used to be a loner when I was a kid but since I moved to Edinburgh have formed a network of really great friends, mainly through music. It feels nice. It makes me smile. And I intend to enjoy every single second of next week, doing the things that I love to do and seeing the people that I love to be with.
Ultimately, I’d rather read about the meal somebody had last night, the band somebody saw live, the book somebody read or even the shoes that make somebody smile so much, than a blog on the US presidential campaign. That may make my blog irrelevant to many, but it will do fine for me.