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The one that got away

Until last year, I hadn’t fished since I was about 15 years old. Then, while touring around Loch Tay, we stopped at a trout farm to let the children feed the fish. I noticed that it wasn’t too expensive to hire rods and the lad was extremely keen to show us how to fly […]

Expansion plans

It’s birthday season in this family at the moment: hot on the heels of Louise’s 40th, tomorrow is William’s 10th, Tuesday is my 45th. 95 years in 14 days.

William and his sister Holly (11) only stay with Louise and I about a third of the time. The rest they spend with their mother, Clare, […]

The big four-oh

After our little foray into the world of TV advertising last week, attention turned to this year’s big event: Louise’s 40th birthday party on Saturday. This was to be a Wild West extravaganza with line dancing cowboys, cowgirls, saloon girls, bandits and injuns. Yee Hah !

We couldn’t start preparations until Saturday itself. For […]

It’s a wrap

It was actually a little embarrassing arriving at security and announcing “our daughter’s here to make a TV ad“. I said it a bit apologetically I suppose, not because I’m not proud of her of course, but for fear of being judged. And we’re not pushy parents, really we’re not. Plus we’d kept her […]

Rising star

Much excitement in the household tonight as our youngest, Alice (age 6) prepares for her big day tomorrow. She’s bunking off school (the first day back too) and making her TV debut in an ad for a ferry company in Aberdeen.

Some of you may have read about her more regular method of making […]