Unfortunately we had to cut our travels short in Oz due to unforeseen circumstances, but what a time we had when we were there. We drove the Great Ocean Road and went down as far as Port Campbell catching the 12 Apostles on our way. We then drove the full Hume highway in one day. All 880km between Melbourne and Sydney in 15 hours before a great weekend in the capital. A highlight of the trip had to be the Neighbours night in Melbourne. Now I’m a huge fan of the show, so was very excited to get along and meet some of the cast. We met Stew Parker, Donna Freedman, and the legend himself Dr Karl Kennedy. We had an amazing night and won 1st prize of $250 on the quiz. We gave the doc the new “Shouts” album, but it turned out he had it already 😉
Anywho, great to be home, and looking forward to Christmas and Santa coming next week. Hope you have all been good.
I wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and an even better New Year.
Gary 🙂 x
A huge thank you to the lads and lassies who gave us such a good time in KL. We returned last week after a couple of great gigs and loads of craic. The Beach Bar being a highlight. Thank you especially to Rodger and Paul for looking after us so well and taking us for our very first Fish Spa. If you don’t know what that is, it’s when you put your feet in a tank of fish, and the fish eat all the dead skin off your legs and feet. A very weird feeling, and we couldn’t stop laughing the whole way through.
Thanks again guys, and hope to see you all soon back home in Scotland 🙂
Well it’s happened again. I’ve managed to get onto another cover of something. This time it’s the 10 foot blackboard in Hootananny’s, Inverness. I received an e-mail from Fiona a few weeks back asking if they could do a life sized caricature of me squeezing the wee purple fella. It look’s brilliant and a great privilege to be in the busiest trad bar in the Highlands. Next time your in you can give me a wee wave, or better still leave me a dram behind the bar, and I’ll get it next time I’m in haha. 🙂
When Fraser MacKenzie (Scotland manager) phoned me this week and asked If I would be the Scotland captain I was over the moon. I have been involved with the Scotland senior team since 2002 and have some amazing experiences. This is a huge honour and privilege for me and I greatly look forward leading the boys out on Oct 31st when me meet the Irish in Inverness. The match will also be live on BBC2 and Radio Scotland so hopefully many of you will manage to catch the big game.
C’mon Scotland 🙂
If you never managed to catch Saturday’s Camanachd Cup Final between Fort William and Kyles you missed probably the best game of Shinty in the past 10 years. After we (Fort William) went 3.0 up we witnessed an inspirational come back from Kyles in 7 MINUTES to level the score at 3.3 before big Jim Clark stroked the winner past Kenny MacDonald to bring the cup back home to the Fort. With the determination and desire that Kyles showed I know it wont be long before they have their hands on the trophy that we all play shinty to lift.
Well done again boys and surely we cant win it again next year…….
Can we? 🙂