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With temperatures dropping a man has to look after his head and I decided with all this heavy frost today a Dr Zhivago moment was apt.The furry bonnet is Russian and belonged to my dad who bought it in Berlin in 1994 at Checkpoint Charlie 10 years after I’d been there during the ‘Childhood ‘ recordings and 16 years after my first ever visit. He’d been out there with my mum visiting my then in laws and my she gave the hat to me a couple of weeks ago.Happy memories and perfect timing.
Normally at this point in the year Elspeth is constantly reminding me about Christmas card designs and I admit that in recent years my card writing has been wanting, to say the least, due in the main to tours grinding right up to the start of the holidays.
Last night I reminded myself and found what I thought would make a great shot for the cover.This morning with a sharper eye I pressed the delete button but had an inkling that somewhere in the file I had opened there was a contender for the card.
By accident I came across a photo I’d taken in Krakow last year on a visit to the Wieliczka Salt Mine when I was there for the rescheduled Polish show. In the depths of the mine the workers excavated a huge chamber which they turned into St Kinga’s chapel and carved religious reliefs into the rock. The massive space is lit by crowds of chandeliers made from salt and contribute to a dramatic and beautiful experience.
I saw the chandelier image and opened the file to find that this particular chandelier was illuminating nativity scenes and you can quite clearly see the 3 kings carved into the rock face.It couldn’t have been more fitting and I was really chuffed to find it and hand it to Elspeth to get to the printers in perfect time for getting them signed and sent out.
It’s been a busy week crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s with everything to do with the new releases. Identifying any glitches and setting up the ‘distribution’ for what we expect to be a huge rush of orders in the run up to Christmas has taken a lot of thought. John Reid has been sorting out the web site and mail order pages to make sure the remaster/’Feast’ T shirt offer works smoothly and it looks like it will be up and running by tomorrow night. An announcement will be made here and on the website when it’s working and can take preorders so please hold off until then.
My back is getting better slowly but surely and I had to remind myself to take it easy at the weekend after slightly overdoing it on the Friday. Mark and Julie Wilkinson were up and I spent a lot of time recumbent on the couch letting things settle again while we talked all things ‘Weltschmerz’ and Mark threw his ideas onto the table. It seems we are both working towards the same goal from different sides and we were both getting quite excited about the project despite it being in very early stages. I admit to getting quite inspired from our conversations and I could sense the monkeys on the typewriters in my head chattering away more than normal.
Fine wines, food and company in front of the fire listening to Leonard Cohen, Caravan, Japan and Free on crackling vinyl. What more do we need?
It must have been a sign of our age as phones were mostly ignored all weekend and we completely forgot to take a selfie ! 🙂
The back settled down and I paid more attention to physio in the last few days. It’s a lot stronger but still in recovery and I have a visit to the hospital to see the surgeon on Saturday. I’m still not driving and haven’t been out the house, apart from in the garden, since the operation.By the time I get down to the Polish barbers I’ll have a beard that could get me a gig at Jenner’s Store as Santa.
I’m still frustrated at not being able to contribute much in the house but Simone has been doing a wonderful job looking after me. I must admit to not missing the school runs and getting an extra hour under the duvet although I feel guilty when I hear the hiss of deicer and the rumbling of windscreen wipers over knobbly frozen glass through the window. I’ll make up for it.
Phone calls to agents and promoters are setting up a European tour in October and November with a UK tour being booked for December. It gets my heart racing a bit when I think about it as a tour means having the new album written and recorded, promotion carousels and finding a band. A lot to sort out in time that is more fleeting by the moment.
Somewhere in all that I have a shoulder operation and a letter from the NHS yesterday is setting up that particular showdown for roughly 12 weeks away. I think what I am dealing with just now is a dawdle compared to what is coming at me in the next months
If the results are the same as what I am experiencing from the spine op I’ll be a happy man indeed.
Tonight is a log fire, a chunk of chicken and home grown mashed tatties with cabbage, a goblet of wine and settle down on the couch to start series 2 of ‘The Blacklist’, out preferred eye candy of choice just now. I’m just glad I’m not out there in the freezing ice and fog on a tour bus curled around a warm roadie just now.
To my compadres out there on the road tonight, happy trails and remember getting there safe and sound is more important than a late arrival. The gig will always be there.
‘Fishheads Club Live’ DVD price reduction
I’m in the process of re jigging the fishheadsclub.com website with John Reid in preparation for the launch of the ‘Field of Crows’ remaster and the ‘Moveable Feast’ live album in conjunction with the t shirt offer with the existing remasters. As part of the new offers leading up to Christmas the ‘Fishheads Club’ live , double DVD has been reduced today to £14.99 plus VAT and postage/ packaging
‘Feast of Consequences’ deluxe version T shirt offer
We’ve been undergoing a major shake up of our stock cupboard in recent weeks which has been creaking at the seams after the Fishheadsclub Germany stock returned from Karlsruhe.
That stock included a few hundred ‘Feast’ deluxe versions that I thought would have sold through the German website and which have added to our remaining stock here at the Studio.
I’ve decided that the 2500 deluxe versions we have left are the last to be manufactured and as such are now the remainder of a limited edition of 12500. The extremely high cost of low number production runs and the 20% increase in costs brought about by the current value of sterling ( the books are printed and put together in Europe) have made further manufacturing impossible to consider.
Despite now being an attractive limited edition I am still carrying a lot of stock and have decided that at the same time as the offers of a free t shirt for 2 of the remasters I am going to extend it for a limited period and while t shirt stocks last to the deluxe version of ‘Feast of Consequences’.
In short, buy a deluxe version of ‘Feast of Consequences’ and get a free t shirt!
Details on how to get this offer and the offer on buying the remastered albums including the 2 new titles will be on the fishheadsclub.com website before the weekend.
This offer will only be available on the fishheadsclub.com website and not on any purchases through Amazon
Well it’s now 5 days since the operation on my spine and I have to say despite a wee bit of an ache it hasn’t felt this good for many years. My posture has dramatically changed, my spine is bending inward not outward and I am standing a few inches higher these days. I’m still taking it easy although my lady would prefer if I took it easier and reminds me that I was always having a go at my Dad for exactly the same thing. It’s frustrating as there’s so much I can’t do just now. Sitting at the desk is limited to 20 minute stretches and I do spend quite a while as an elongated couch potato with an itchy finger on the satellite remote. I’ve watched the entire ‘Ray Donovan’ series 4 that’s been on the drive for months as well as some old classics like ‘Colditz’ and ‘Guns of Navarone’ when I have succumbed to the enforced rest and I’m always in search of a decent box set to while away the hours.
I have been walking about as between the limited seated position and the stretched out on sofa position getting around is the other designated exercise.It’s raising a smile as I am no longer walking like a penguin and can stride about the studio with ease now. As you can see it’s been a revelation to regain this new mobility .
The office duties are dealt with in intermittent phases and I was glad to get the ‘Moveable Feast’ and ‘Field of Crows’ projects sorted out with Mark, Calum and my production firm and get the albums on to schedules.Mark Wilkinson and his wife Julie are up here this weekend for a break and also for the first of our brain storming sessions on ‘Weltschmerz’. I’m sure it will be an interesting discussion over red wines while spinning vinyl into the wee hours.
John Reid and I have been discussing the website as we both agree we need to update it and prepare for the remaster offer and the next projects. We are throwing around ideas to make it more interesting and to fill the gaps that are obviously going to occur as we move into the writing schedules next year.
Preparing for the release of ‘Feast’ and ‘Crows’ with the free t shirt offer and getting everything in place for that is highest on the agenda just now.
Steve Vantsis is sifting through the ‘Farewell to Childhood’ material but we already know we have a multi-track recording from Warsaw in 2015 that Calum Malcolm will be mixing in the next month and a full show on DVD from Berlin already designated for that project. We hope to find another show from the Tony Turrell line up and there are a couple from Holland to choose from. The only disappointment was that all the shows from the summer of 2015 including ‘Loreley’ and ‘Das Fest’ which would have been obvious contenders were only recorded on MP3 and are not good enough quality to consider. I hope to have the ‘Childhood’ release ready for late January 2017.
I’ve had to relinquish all my gardening duties to Simone and Rab and had to watch on as they planted out the garlic, shallots and onions for overwintering in the front beds. I may just be able to stick broadbeans into one of the raised beds but all thought of lifting dahlias and pruning the orchard has to be put aside.
The only other garden project on the horizon is the extension of the ‘blue house’. The front of the building is rotten and has to be replaced.Last week when I was standing in the now cleared greenhouse the idea hit me that while I was replacing the front of it why not extend it? After the cost of the back operation it may not be feasible this year but the idea has got me excited as it would practically double my indoor growing space for next season.
The usual ‘spanners’ came my way with a septic tank sump pump having to be replaced and the pump in the underground rainwater tank deciding to pack in 4 months after the 2 year guarantee ran out.I have plastic pond pumps that have lasted longer at a third of the price.Thankfully there’s not much watering needed outside so it’s not urgent.
The firewood stack is visibly shrinking as the temperatures drop and it looks likely I’ll have to reorder sooner rather than later as we are getting through the wood at some pace. Normally I’d be on tour at this point in the calendar and the studio empty so it’s a really different experience aiming at Christmas with a clear run ahead and a fire in the hearth at home.
For now though I just have to concentrate on healing up and doing the physio, getting myself in shape and being careful not to overdo things.
Thanks again to one and all for the best wishes and positive posts in the last days, it sincerely meant a lot to us.
take care , stay alive
3D visual for the ‘Moveable Feast European Tour 2013-2015’
I should have delivery dates for this and ‘Field of Crows’ in the next days and will let you know ordering details as soon as I have them.
The 4 remasters ‘Sunsets on Empire’, ‘Raingods with Zippos’, Fellini Days’ and the new ‘Field of Crows’ will be on sale together with ‘Moveable Feast’ on a special offer where if you buy any 2 titles you get a free T shirt from the ‘Feast of Consequences’ collection ( buy 4 get 2 T’s).
You will have to input your selection and size required on your order form in the ‘customer note’ section and these will be sent out with your CD order. The T shirt offer will be available while stocks last and should your choice be sold out an alternative in the same size will be sent out.
This offer is only open to anyone buying direct through fishheadsclub.com and not available on any purchases on Amazon and will be made available when I have the definitive delivery dates on the new titles.
Track list /credits Moveable Feast
Karlsruhe, Substage 25th October 2013
1 Crucifix Corner (Dick, Paterson) 7.48
2 The Gathering (Dick, Paterson) 4.32
3 Thistle Alley (Dick, Vantsis, Boult) 6.33
4 Assassing (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley) 2.29
5 Credo (Dick, Simmonds, Usher, Boult) 3.52
6 Tongues (Dick, Simmonds, Usher , Boult) 2.54
7 Assassing (reprise) (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley) 3.29
8 Drum solo
9 Fugazi (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley) 1.58
10 White Feather (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley) 2.09
11 View From a Hill (Dick, Gers) 2.37
12 Freaks (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley) 5.10
13 Lucky (Dick, Simmonds, Boult) 8.26
14 The Company (Dick, Simmonds) 5.13
All songs Fishy Music Ltd/ Copyright control except
CD1 tracks 3/9 and CD 2 tracks 4/7/9/10 Charisma Music Publishing Ltd/ EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Fish – Vocals, Foss Paterson – Keyboards, Robin Boult – Guitars, Steve Vantsis –Bass, Gavin Griffiths – Drums
Wurzburg, Posthalle 29th October 2014
1 Perfume River (Dick, Vantsis) 11.33
2 Feast of Consequences (Dick, Vantsis, Boult) 4.24
3 Manchmal (Dick, Vantsis) 5.39
4 Arc of the Curve (Dick, Vantsis) 5.43
5 High Wood (Dick, Paterson) 5.17
6 Crucifix Corner (Dick, Paterson) 7.25
7 The Gathering (Dick, Paterson) 4.30
8 Thistle Alley (Dick, Paterson, Boult) 6.40
9 The Leaving (Dick, Paterson) 5.10
1 Slainthe Mhath (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley) 5.26
2 Vigil in a Wilderness of Mirrors (Dick, Simmonds) 14.12
3 Big Wedge (Dick, Simmonds) 6.09
4 Heart of Lothian (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley) 4.38
5 Incubus (Dick, Rothery, Kelly, Trewavas, Mosley) 10.20
6 The Company (Dick, Simmonds) 4.59
All songs Fishy Music Ltd/ Copyright control except
CD2 tracks 1/4/5 Charisma Music Publishing Ltd/ EMI Music Publishing Ltd
Fish – Vocals, John Beck – Keyboards, Robin Boult – Guitars, Steve Vantsis –Bass, Gavin Griffiths – Drums
Original live recordings from the sound desk sourced and mixed by Shaun Rogers
Additional engineering and sound enhancement Steve Vantsis
Mastered by Calum Malcolm
Artwork compiled and designed by Mark Wilkinson
Field of Crows Credits October 2016
1 The Field (Dick, Watson) 8.48
2 Moving Targets (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.45
3 The Rookie (Dick, Watson) 5.33
4 Zoo Class (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.26
5 The Lost Plot (Dick, Turrell) 5.15
6 Old Crow (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.21
7 Numbers (Dick, Watson, Usher) 5.39
8 Exit Wound (Dick, Watson) 5.58
9 Innocent Party (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 7.41
10 Shot the Craw (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 6.21
11 Scattering Crows (Dick, Watson, Turrell, Duguid) 5.08
Recorded at the Studio, Haddington, East Lothian Autumn 2003
Engineered by Elliot Ness Re Mixed by Chris Kimsey 2014
Fish – lead vocal
Bruce Watson- guitars and e bow .Frank Usher- guitars, slide guitar
Steve Vantsis- bass Mark Brzezicki- drums and percussion
Tony Turrell- keyboards Dave Haswell- percussion
Danny Gillan – backing vocals on 1/2/3/4/6/11
Richard Sidwell- trumpet and flugel horn on 1/4/6/8/10
Steve Hamilton- Saxophone on 1/4/6/8/10
Irvin Duguid- clavinet on 6
Yatta and Lars K Lande crowd vocal on 1
1 The Lost Plot (demo) (Dick, Turrell) 6.20
2 Scattering Crows (demo) (Dick, Watson, Turrell, Duguid) 4.59
3 The Field (demo) (Dick, Watson) 8.46
4 The Rookie (live 2004) (Dick, Watson) 5.41
5 Moving Targets (live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 6.14
6 Innocent Party (live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 6.46
7 Zoo Class (live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.06
8 Numbers (live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Usher) 5.55
9 Old Crow (live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.34
10 The Lost Plot (live 2004) (Dick, Turrell) 6.18
Tracks 4/5/6/7/8 recorded live at Bilston Robin 18/2/04
Lead Vocals – Fish
Guitars- Frank Usher and Bruce Watson Keyboards- Tony Turrell
Drums – Winston McGilvray Bass- Steve Vantsis
Backing vocals and acoustic guitar- Danny Gillan
Tracks 9/10 recorded live at Oslo Rockefeller 5/3/04
Lead vocals- Fish
Guitars- Andy Trill and Bruce Watson Keyboards- Tony Turrell
Drums – Winston McGilvray Bass- Steve Vantsis
Backing vocals and acoustic guitar- Danny Gillan
1 The Field (live acoustic 2006) (Dick, Watson) 8.19
2 Shot the Craw (live acoustic 2006)(Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.23
3 The Lost Plot (live acoustic 2006) (Dick, Turrell) 4.53
4 Scattering Crows (live acoustic 2006) (Dick, Watson, Turrell, Duguid) 5.22
5 Innocent Party (live 2005) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.08
6 Moving Targets (live 2005) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 7.08
7 The Rookie (live 2004) (Dick, Watson) 5.56
8 Zoo Class (Live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.01
9 Numbers (live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Usher, Duguid) 5.36
10 Moving Targets (live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 5.42
11 Innocent Party (live 2004) (Dick, Watson, Duguid) 7.08
Tracks 1/2/3/4 recorded live at St Mary’s Church, Haddington 26/8/06 (originally released on ‘Communion’ album) engineered, mixed and produced by Calum Malcolm
Fish – lead vocal
Guitars -Frank Usher and Andy Trill Keyboards – Tony Turrell
Steve Vantsis – Bass Gavin Griffiths – drums
Dave Haswell – percussion
Backing vocals – Angela Gordon, Anne Marie Helder and Heather Findlay
Tracks 5/6 Amsterdam Paradiso 15/11/05 (originally released on ‘Return to Childhood DVD) mixed and produced by Calum Malcolm
Lead Vocals – Fish Guitars Frank Usher and Andy Trill
Keyboards- Tony Turrell Steve Vantsis – bass John Tonks – drums backing vocals – Deborah Ffrench
Tracks 7/8/9/10/11 recorded at Bradford Town and Country Club 6/4/2004 (original released on ‘Scattering Crows’ DVD)
Engineered by Chris Archer, Elliot Ness, mixed and produced by Elliot Ness
Fish – lead vocal
Guitars- Frank Usher and Bruce Watson Keyboards – Tony Turrell
Bass – Steve Vantsis Drums – John Tonks
Backing Vocals and acoustic guitar – Danny Gillan
All 3 CD’s mastered by Calum Malcolm 2015
Just back home on Sunday and walked tall and proud back into the studio.
My beautiful, wonderful caring lady stayed by my side through the whole day at the hospital and was there when I woke up after a highly successful operation.I love this woman so much. A true reminder of the importance and value of family and good friends.
Thank you most sincerely for all your best wishes, support and advice, it meant a lot to us in what have been worrying times.
A huge thank you to Mr Demetriades who performed wonders and to all the staff at Spire Murrayfield who took great care of me during my stay.
take care and stay alive
Derek and Simone
Ok let’s not beat about the bush and I’ll tell you how it is.
Two days ago I saw a consultant re my shoulder that I had an ultra sound examination on in May. I’ve been waiting to hear back for months and finally have a diagnosis and remedy. It’s not good.
I knew I had a torn tendon and anticipated minor surgery and a few weeks recovery with physio. It turns out the tendon is badly torn at the point where it is attached to the bone and is close to detaching from it’s anchorage point. I am now being scheduled for an operation, probably in February through the NHS, only a couple of weeks after the designated recovery period from the spine operation I am having on Saturday.
The operation is a small keyhole procedure but the aftermath is truly a nightmare. I will have to have my right arm completely immobilised in a sling for 4 weeks, I can’t drive for 6 weeks and then have 6 months recovery with intense physio to fully recover. It’s going to be long and painful and if I don’t strictly follow the rules the tendon will tear again and may be irreparable. At the moment I am suffering extreme pain from certain movements and have been dealing with this for a few years although not in continual intensity.Recently it’s become agonisingly intrusive.
The original injury I think came from my arm being wrenched trying to pull myself up on a dive boat in Cuba in heavy seas back in 2010 and since then it has never completely healed. It was seriously aggravated on a tour bus in 2015 and recently I have strained it to the point where the cortisone injections I was taking make no difference apart from masking the problem.With the severe recurring pain I have no other option but to undergo surgery.
What this means is that there will be no festival shows next year and I will not be able to go on the road until October 2017 without risking further damage. This is a huge blow on a number of levels. I have no other option but to cancel all touring until then as I have to give this serious injury time to fully recover.
I am trying to find the yang in all this as it means no gardening all season, no writing or typing for 4 weeks as I am right handed, no lifting or any strenuous movements for 6 months and a rigid schedule of physio that will be extremely uncomfortable. It’s going to be an incredibly frustrating time.
I can only attempt to concentrate on the remasters and writing the new album to back me up. Thankfully I have a wonderful caring woman here who can look after me as in all honesty it would be incredibly difficult for me to get through this on my own and look after myself. Together we are strong enough to get through this but I have to admit it’s a crushing blow which has derailed all thoughts of retirement in 2018.
My agents and my team are completely understanding and supportive and we just have to adjust to the realities of the situation.
It’s not the greatest of news but by no means the worst. I can deal with it. After all the best plans of mice and men aft gang aglae!
Well it’s been a smorgasbord of a weekend. Simone’s daughter Tara arrived on Friday and her boyfriend Pavel flew in from Poznan around midnight just as the embers of our bonfire died away and the gluhwein and rum ran out. It was fantastic to see them over here for the first time since Simone Rösler moved over and Liam was really happy to see his sister and show off his new home. Saturday we ventured down to Belhaven Beach to let Tara and Pavel, who are both windsurf teachers, see one of our local surfing venues.It was a blowy cold northerly wind but despite the November conditions there were still surfers playing in the white tops of a pretty chewed up sea.The Bass rock was resplendent in faraway sunshine.
A collection of sea shells and a pair of sore knees later we were back in the studio for a chicken madras before bopping out again to town to catch the Haddington fireworks.We intended to head to the site but a stop off in the Waterside to meet up with my mate Rab had us holed up in the warmth longer than expected. As we stood outside by the river, chilled savvy in gloved hands the splutter of coloured sparks over a wall and some distant classical music echoing under the Nungate bridge,had us thinking we had missed it.We hung around for another few minutes and decided to head for home in order to mix the exodus from the park. Just as we crossed the bridge a barrage of fireworks exploded above the bistro and stopped us in our tracks. This was the main event and we were perfectly positioned on the opposite bank from the Waterside to catch it all. It was pretty spectacular and the customary “ooohs and aahhs” steamed happily from our mouths on a now brightly lit cold November evening.
A taxi home to the wood burning stove and a warm hi fi playing vinyl into the wee hours with glasses of rum and red wine to hand ended our day and we drifted off to bed the strains of John Martyn and Crosby Stills, Nash and Young still in our heads.
I picked up my Mum from North Berwick on Sunday afternoon to bring her up to our home for Sunday dinner. Simone delivered a great roast lamb and we had a fine family meal round the big table before I took my mother home in the evening. It was the first time she had met Tara for a while and she loved having the kids around and being with our new family.She’s in great spirits and I’m so proud of the way she has dealt with everything this year. An amazingly strong and resourceful woman and still a pillar to both me and Simone her resilience never ceases to amaze me.
After such a great weekend together it was sad to say goodbyes to Tara and Pavel at the airport but we knew the ‘Luftbrucke’ had been initiated and we know they will be visiting us more regularly especially when the snow arrives as they are both also avid skiers and want to see the Highlands.
Monday as always was a flurry of action on the front lines.
‘Crows’ was given the thumbs up and is now away to the production plant. Calum has the audio from Steve Vantsis and is mastering ‘Moveable Feast’ this week. Steve is putting together the ‘Farewell to Childhood’ audio and we are discussing a possible multi track mix with Chris Kimsey with another show and a DVD from the Berlin show potentially in that package.
Photos for ‘Moveable Feast’ are being assembled and the sleeve notes will be finished in the next couple of days as I need to get that rushed into position if I want it out for December with ‘Field of Crows’.
Another reason I need it in hand relatively quickly is that I heard yesterday that I will be in hospital for my spine operation on Saturday. It came at me out the blue and I was at first a bit nervous and reluctant to commit to such a quick turnaround but the situation is fast deteriorating and I need to deal with this as soon as possible.My main worry was how am I going to be able to watch the England v Scotland World cup qualifier on Friday night without drinking heavily! 🙂
I’ve been told I will hopefully be out on Sunday, just in time for my Mum’s birthday, and I’ll be able to get around although gingerly. Hopefully I will be recovered for Christmas but sadly I will miss the SAS band Christmas shows in the first week of December as I just won’t be ready for stage by then.
To add to the list I have an appointment at the Royal in Edinburgh this afternoon to follow up on the ultra sound I had done in May when they diagnosed a torn tendon in my shoulder. It’s still torn and certain movements put me in agony. I was told 5 months ago that I probably needed an operation to tie it together and today I find out how long the next wait will be. It’s another health issue that has to be sorted quickly as between that and my back/ leg problems I haven’t had a full decent nights sleep for well over 12 months. I just hope the NHS can deliver this time as I can’t afford another private operation just now.
I’m reminded of just how fast this year has flown by as I have to take the Volvo down to the garage to get my winter tyres put on. It seems like yesterday when I had them changed the last time.With snow in the forecast ( much to Liam’s excitement) it’s time to prepare for what looks like being a tough winter on every level.
It’s as full on as you would expect here but I am so looking forward to getting my mobility back and being relatively pain free. I’m frustrated at my inability to perform basic tasks just now and dream of getting down a gym to get this body back into some level of fitness and reduce an expanding waistline that hasn’t been worked on since I finished the last tour. It will all happen in time.