Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goodbye to 2008


This was the scene at 11.00am this morning, looking from our house to Hillswick. And yes, that IS a seal balancing on the tidal drain.

What a long strange year it's been....and all annotated on this blog, if you can be bothered looking for the highs and the lows.

Time to move on, and lots to look forward to in 2009: Lots to get nervous about, too, but hell, what's the point? Plans for this year: keep on broadcasting, including a major series on alcohol and the second series of Musical Genes. New novel to be published in June. More breadmaking and music. The renovation of the erstwhile Radiocroft into tourist accommodation and some REAL crofting. With a spade.

All this and more. Including the question:pigs or reindeer? See you on the other side. And speak to you Friday, as usual, two until four, BBC Radio Scotland.

4 comments:

jim stewart said...

Hope you had a nice Burfday... from Jim in Paisley.......Well Renfrew ....nice sunny morning here .....shops shut ... you should get a Chinese Honda DAX copy in the new year...I just had a weigh in...17s 1lb which is not good if you are 5ft 9inch tall... time for a diet or the DAX will not climb the next hill!

jim stewart said...

that was a great show today...very slick...nice to hear all the listeners and nice to hear myself and Eight Miles High by The Byrds. Look forward to more great shows in 2009 jim

Anonymous said...

Hey Tom. I think pigs... A little more practical and taste better toooooo. However reindeer are cool...

Norrie Maclean said...

opyrmaI really enjoyed Jim and all the other contributors pieces to what was an excellent show. Amazingly Jim and I have met professionaly, so it is indeed a small world.