Worked at home most of the week. It has been cold all week, with very little precipitation. Friday was meant to be really stormy, but in the end did not affect us. Believe the west country was badly caught out, with many children having to stay at school for the night.
I started my course if vaccinations, in the belief i might be going to Saudi. Visited the nurse twice in the week, going there again next week.
The weekend we drove to Norwich, and stayed with my father and Ann. Went to Norwich to see a film (The persistant gardener), set in Kenya. Bit of a problem getting there, traffic was bad, missed the proposed start of the film, but it actually was not showing at that time. Went around the shops, got caught by shopping center evacuations, and long queues in the coffee shops. Back to the cinema to watch the film.
Today, went out for a drink with Mary and Ed. Afterwards I went to the Bongo Club. Some metal bands were playing. The Bongo Club is on Holyrood road. Walk down Cowgate towards the parliament. The road changes in to Holyrood, and on the left is the Bongo Club.
Reasonable venue, but rather cold, probably because there were only 30 or so there. I reckon I must have been the only paying person, all the rest were from the bands and hangers on.
Should have started at 9.00, but did not start till 10. Three bands played, ending at 12.30.
The bands in order were, Turbyne, Sweet Zombie Jesus and then Gutworm.
Turbyne, were young, but actually quite a good band. Think there were 5 in the line up.
Gutworm were the older band and definitely the best. Noise and metal at its best The other bands definitely looked up to them. They should be playing in Rushden on the 25th November and the White Swan in High Wycombe on December 3rd. Well worth a visit.
Not been to Banbury for years, since the M40 was built. Decided to go there for some shopping. Amazing how they have built a shopping centre and disguised it in all the old buildings in the center. You could almost walk around it without seeing it.
Didn’t buy much, but did have a Chinese all you can eat buffet. Actually not too bad, and well priced.
Post box in Banbury. Old ask Rosemary what is specila about it.
After our lovely holiday in the Channel Islands with John and Carol Curd, it was back to work. First day was in the office, then a one-day trip to Scotland to the Bank. One day seemed to turn into 4 days. Had to change the EasyJet flight twice, and stay in two different hotels.
First night was at the Apex City. No free broadband access, so left them a remark on their comment form. That night ate with Yura Usvyat, who suggested a pub called the Jolly Judge, just off the Royal Mile for free Internet access.
Wednesday was staying down at the Hollyrood hotel near the parliament. I hoped that there would be free access there from the Thai Restaurant, but alas there was none. Ate at the Petit Paris, eating a nice fish dish of Ling. Since discovered it to be a type of deep-sea cod, which appears on an endangered list, and to be avoided. Afterwards met up with John Curd and Yura Usvyat who were meeting Malcolm Collett from a company call arum. https://www.arum.co.uk
John and Yura went off to eat, so I took off to see what was happening at Whistle Binkies. Turned out to be an excellent night. Four bands were playing. Caught the end of the first band, and left when the third had started. The second band though was excellent, very loud and metal. A Glasgow band called Graduation Day. See them at https://myspace.com/graduationday
Thursday, went to the Jolly Judge for a couple of pints and some internet access, then onto the mussel and steak, for some fish and chowder. https://www.musselandsteakbar.com
Friday back home, quite rough in Edinburgh, one tree on the way to the airport, by the zoo, had been blown over. Otherwise there were no problems getting back to Luton.