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Peace and quiet

11 September 2004

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Liam went into town this afternoon to mill about the city centre with his friends. His plan was to look in the guitar shops for a new guitar that we can get him for his Christmas (yes, I know, it's not even October yet). He came back all excited... he has seen the one he wants - a Les Paul something-'tang'. I don't have a clue about these things, but he did say that it was in the 500 range. He has been practising his guitar quite a lot recently - kneeling on his bedroom floor beside his practice amp, making sure he's getting enough feedback. He swiped my camera batteries for his fuzz box, and he is using both computers to download Tabs from the various guitar sites. The two computers are in different rooms - so don't ask me how he manages, I just know that he seems to. Linda went into her office for a while to finish off some paperwork before she starts her post-graduate course on Monday. All of this left me with peace and quiet to listen to the footie and my beloved Celtic beating Dundee 3-0. Now we're 8 points ahead of Rangers - I'll be cheering on the Jam Tarts tomorrow in the hope that it stays that way. After the footie was finished, I went out onto our front balcony (such as it is) and took a few photos of Craigowl Hill and the TV masts thereupon, reminiscing about the good old days when Celtic's games used to be broadcast live on the telly - before the powers that be thought that it would be a good idea to make a deal with a small pay-per-view company whose charges are too high.

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penny roots12-Sep-2004 19:40
Lovely shot , i really enjoy reading your stories Stewart .
Zak12-Sep-2004 11:01
you sure they're not used to contact aliens? ;-)

Nice view from your house!
Gayle P. Clement12-Sep-2004 03:45
Very nice view. I like the contrast of town and country.
Karen Leaf12-Sep-2004 02:36
I too like the different landscapes; looks like you've got the best of both worlds.
laine8212-Sep-2004 00:39
Hmmm, bit of a blot on nature those towers :>( but I do understand boys need to see their * footie * All the same this shows the beginning & the end of rural & urban.
jude12-Sep-2004 00:34
Beautiful vista, Stewart! i love the inclusion of the town in the foreground.. great colors.
jypsee12-Sep-2004 00:17
What is a footie?
Katie Chew11-Sep-2004 23:59
Nice shot!
northstar3711-Sep-2004 22:51
Good reception for you!
Larry Ahern11-Sep-2004 22:17
Great shot ... and Liam has good taste in guitars. I have many Gibsons and they are my favorite. Have him chack out SGs they are cheaper and just as good as Les Pauls. I have two of those and play them the most.
Dominic Kite11-Sep-2004 21:55
OMG - this exact view was going to be my PAD today too - but the camera ran out of juice. From the road leading to the footbridge over the Kingsway. We were in Dundee on a fleeting visit to Tannadice!
Guest 11-Sep-2004 21:53
I'm sure Hendrix used to nick his Dad's batteries too, don't be too hard on him :)
Guest 11-Sep-2004 21:21
good shot, like the sun on the hill, i'll wave to you at the game tomorrow! Hope the Jamtarts are in second place on your tail!!
Robin Reid11-Sep-2004 21:14
From the balcony eh? Not a bad view. Excellent lighting.