Monday, June 19, 2006

Monday, Monday

Another fairly mundane day. Only article of note was Brett’s dad’s trip over to the UK, which Brett has been talking about with his family for a while now, was finalised. Although recently we had expected the trip to be put off until September, he’s now going to be with us in July for three weeks as was originally planned.

So today has seen some hurried research into trains, planes and automobiles and the booking of leave, so I can do at least some of it too.

The difficulty is that Brett isn’t really sure what kind of stuff his dad might like to do over here. In fact he’s not sure his dad knows either. The only thing that we know for sure he would like to do is visit the Callanish Stone Circle on the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides (map). Even with the planned trip to Edinburgh for a few days, it’s a five hour drive just to the ferry terminal – and then another three hours on the ferry! Hopefully though we can visit some of the more impressive circles that are closer to home to satisfy that desire and make better use of our time in Scotland.

Either way, it’s going to be a busy few weeks getting all the information together so we can be flexible when he gets here. Still, my old tour-manager gene is kicking-in and I’m enjoying the prospect of planning a mini-tour…

Chorus tonight was entirely given over to learning an arrangement for our Albert Hall gig in a few weeks, when we’re singing with Heather Small, the lead singer of M People. Should be fun.

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