Saturday, January 30, 2010

Spare Cash

Do you have a couple of thousand pounds spare cash in your pocket? If so, why not buy a 100-year old bottle of whisky that will be auctioned off in Glasgow at the beginning of February. It's a bottle of Springbank which was distilled in 1900 and and drawn in 1927. I wonder why the first owner didn't drink it? He or she probably did what most of us do: keep it for a special occasion that somehow never comes along. Do you think that the whisky is still drinkable?

Something that is definately enjoyable is Robbie Hecht who will be playing at the Inn on Sunday Night where he will treat his listeners to some acoustic pop. There are still seats left...so come on..treat yourself to a great night out! It certainly will not cost you as much as the whisky.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Star-gazing Tonight

Are any of you fascinated by the sky and stars? Then you have a great opportunity to witness something rather rare and special tonight: Mars will be closest to the earth and there will also be a full moon. At about 9pm the red planet will be positioned above and to the left of the moon to show us its beautiful colour. And you can even capture this spectacle of nature, with a 100mm telephoto lens. So no special gear needed. Now that's something worth looking at, isn't it?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Still Survivors

Isn't it amazing that even now, such a long time after the earthquake hit Haiti, people are still found alive under all the rubble? What they must me thinking while they are waiting to be rescued. I know that I certainly would lose all hope of being found if I would be trapped somewhere for a long time. But that's propably the trick: to tell yourself that you will be rescued eventually. The mind has a certain power...
Our respect also goes to all the helpers who flew to Haiti to do what they can to re-build the country. It's amazing that these volunteers leave everything at home just to help those in need. Not to forget all those that donated money (which is thight this year, especially after Christmas). Why can't more people be like that?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bumpy Ride

Now that the snow is gone and the ice has melted the ride to work is a bumpy one. It is a nightmare trying to avoid all those potholes. Unfortunately, some you just can't drive around and those are the ones that usually are the worst. It is especially difficult in the dark as you only realize that there is a pothole when it is already too late and you have been shaken (not stirred) around your car seat. Not to mention the possible damage to your car. At the moment I definately don't envy all the people with lowered cars and hope the council gets a move on in repairing the worst potholes. But if the speed in clearing the roads of ice and snow is anything to go by...it might take a while. Patience is a virtue...or so they say!




On anther note: Paul Jones&Dave Kelly are playing another gig tonight which has been sold-out for a while now. We are very lucky to have such popular and great musicians treating us to what is going to be a fabulous night.




And there is a lot more music to come over the coming months...

Monday, January 4, 2010

My Kingdom for some grit!!

Climate change or what?

I have been all over Fife trying to find some grit, so we can get the Car park sorted but Fife doesn't have any. The chap at the council depot told me he could not give me even a shovel full as he only had enough for the roads. Then I was told on New Years Day that they had in fact ran out of grit so they are laying sand down. So I thought lets go and find some sand - no chance fife is also out of sand. More snow and freezing conditions on the way later today so I suppose it's quite good we are closed for a couple of weeks.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Closed for two weeks

From the 3rd of January we close for two weeks reopening on Monday 18th . 2010 has started with a bang! The Brunch yesterday attracted lost of outside business which really took it to another level. The Treasure hunt was won by the Richardson's they got 92% of the answers right! I think its time I changed it.
We have so much going on this year we are in the process of writing a diary of events. Tonight we have Sir Peter Erskine and his Daughter playing to a packed house, and when we re-open we have Paul Jones and Dave Kelly ex Blues band and the Manfred's sold out 23rd still tickets on the 22nd. Robbie Hecht on the 30th only £12 one of the best new artist out of Tennessee so this is a taster for the Blue bird in April so don't miss him. He is so good he has even played with the Great James Taylor
Cheers
Nick

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I hope you celebrated the start of a new year in style. We had quite an exciting night...lots of people, great food, good music and lots and lots of fun!
The beginning of a new year for most people also means the chance to start out fresh. What is your resolution for 2010...to give up smoking, do more exercise or to do something extra-ordinary? Whatever it will be, I hope you succeed and have a blast doing it! Or maybe 2009 wasn't all that bad for you in which case I hope 2010 will be even better!

All there is left to say...whatever your plans, have a great 2010!