I’m going to have a short break from blogging because I’ve got a visitor coming from the USA and my services as a tour guide will be required. Peter is a very special friend, we’ve chatted online for 18 years but had never actually met until I visited Boston over the summer. When you chat with a person for that length of time you know that you’re going to get on, but neither of us expected what happened when we finally met – let’s just say there was a Grangemouth’s worth of chemistry. This is Peter’s first trip to Scotland, and I hope that he’ll fall in love with this small damp country of ours as much as he seems to be enamoured with me! Normal blogging service will be resumed after the 23rd of the month when he goes back to America.
Meanwhile the launch of my new book Barking Up the Right Tree will be on Tuesday 17th November at the Yes Bar in Drury Street in Glasgow. The launch starts from 7pm and everyone is welcome to attend. I’ll be there with the dug signing copies of the new book and it will be great to see you there. You can meet me, and more importantly Ginger the Dug – who loves attention and will happily pose for photos in return for a doggy treat.
Published by Vagabond Voices, the book is an anthology of my articles for The National newspaper and can be purchased in all good bookshops or online on the Vagabond Voices website or on Amazon for the bargain price of £7.95. There’s also going to be an Edinburgh launch, probably on 24th November at Word Power books in West Nicolson St, details to follow when they’re confirmed.
Signed copies of the two volumes of the Collected Yaps are still available for £21.90 the pair plus P&P. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for ordering details.