Dave and I were in Paisley/Glasgow for most of this weekend. Saturday was a bit of a wash - a hot grey day, a very long bus journey, a really bland meal and terrible service in an overpriced restaurant, and both Dave and I being irritated by people's general rudeness. It's saviours were a nice walk in the evening, cups of tea made by the husband, and a new beautiful book bought with Christmas vouchers.
|Saturday's saving grace. A beautiful book and the beginning of a collection|
|Saturday's saving grace for Dave - his guitar|
Sunday started glorious and stayed glorious all the way through - a relaxed morning of breakfast, chat,radio and guitar playing, early afternoon gardening - the combination of all the bad weather and us doing nothing to the garden last year has left it in a very sorry state, and we aim to mend it. In the late afternoon, a party for Dave's taid's birthday at his sheltered flats followed by Vietnamese food, and in the evening a gig, two bands who we are happy to call friends - good people and brilliant musicians. We had pizza on the way home and went to bed happy, tired people!
|Sunday morning, a glorious day in Paisley(this is our street)|
|Listening to the radio on my very old hifi (we have no TV)|
|Dave playing guitar|
|one of the many ladybugs found whilst trimming the ivy on our stair wall|
|our garden - believe it or not this IS an improvement.|
|hotpot ginger chicken at the Vietnamese restaurant|
|Roscoe Vacant & the Gantin' Scriechs - proof that protest music is not dead|
|Apologies, I Have None rocking the 13th Note|
|A,IHN's merch - foxes, owls, polka dots and flowers.|
Monday is usually a work day for me, so it was a bit of a treat to switch days, meaning I could see the gig on Sunday and then travel home in the early afternoon today. Dave had a short meeting in Glasgow, so I had tea and a biscuit and read my book in a coffee shop. It gave me a wee smile to see that there were three other girls doing the very same thing - sitting on their own and reading. It seems a small thing, but even 15 years ago, people would have considered it a bit odd.
|Tea, biscuit,book, happiness.|
The week is off to a good start, and at the end of it, a week's holiday and a few gigs.