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Not done a what people search for to get here things for a while…..

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Tying Desk!!!

I was chatting to someone about where to tie up flies. I need somewhere with good light so I really should tie in the Kitchen. I usually end up doing it in the living room- taking up nearly half the room. I stay in a small flat and cannot wait until I have a house where I want to have a little den with all my rods and fly tying stuff. The old ball n chain says “No way” but I have got my eye on one of these desks…..
desk

The luscious brown suede leather sits atop a 1/4-in. foam pad placed inside an excavated pre-carved 15-in. radius panel. The decorative fish and mayfly are fabricated from bent metal that was heat treated to produced the rainbow color effect.

Decorative spalted maple is featured on 37 of the desk’s drawer fronts with the grain, cut from one long board, continuing in perfect symmetry across the faces.

The flat desk top is fabricated from a 1-1/4-inch, 125-year-old solid slab of walnut. All tongue and groove panels are hand-made and were selected for color.

Im not sure whether it will fit in with the Ikea scheme that is going through the flat just now……..I wonder why it does not have a price tag?…..

All Year I Say!!

I have not caught a trout all year.
I think maybe tommorow or at some point this week I will take a wee walk down to the Kelvin and do a litte reconnaissance . Last year when I went down some pools had changed shape and some flows had been diverted because of the heavy spates that we had.
All the members of the club should be recieving the yearly newsletter soon telling them when the AGM is. The AGM will be at 7pm at Partick Burgh Hall on the 27th January.

Happy New Year….im off oot!!!

HNY

New Year

There is something kinda symbolic about New Year for anglers. I mean Christmas is all about eating and presents n all that whereas new year is more of a starting point, a turning point. You have got through the worst of the waiting game for the next season and it is now a downhill coast. Give me a month and I will regret saying that I am sure.

Sri Lanka Devastation

I seen one of the hotels i stayed in on the telly the other day. It was getting washed away. Shocking the amount of people that have been killed. There is no real structure in Sri Lanka, I mean a lot of houses over there are like shacks and still live without electricity and running water. When I was there a lot of the people just seemed to stand at the roadside in the sunshine watching the world go by. Lovely people.
This is in Columbo which got off lightly I believe
columbo

This is the cricket ground in Galle….
galle cricket

and this is it after
cricket after

More info from the BBC

New Bathroom

So we are getting a new bathroom put in just now. When we had our new kitchen put in it took 6 months and involved flooding the guy downstairs around 6 times….the last time he came upstairs and said he was going to “come after” me if it happened again. It didnt, I shouted at alot of plumbers. That was around a year ago and he got some stuff done on our insurance.
So today when his ceiling fell down he was not happy.

I heard his wife coming whistling up the stairs. The door opened and then heard shouting.

We hid.

Well that was Christmas then!!

Well thats that I suppose.
I have eaten too much and quite possibly drank too much.
On Christmas day I got one of these…a Robosapien
cover
To be honest I was a bit bemused…..I mean a Robot? Does the thing fish?? will it help me tie flies?? After I had destroyed the Christmas tree and chased my niece around the room with it the thing started to grow on me…..

I also got a couple of books,
Matching the Hatch: Stillwater, River and Stream
and
Glasgow's Other River: Exploring the Kelvin

Gagging to get fishing….

Happy Christmas

Elves

A good book!!

Every now and then I suppose you have got to stop reading and thinking about fishing …take a deep breath and read something different. And here it is…..
A Life Inside: A Prisoner's Notebook

Synopsis
In the mid 1980s Erwin James was sentenced to life imprisonment. Over recent years, he has written powerfully about prison life for the Guardian. James writes candidly about learning the who, what, why and when of the prison world. He describes the struggle to keep sane; the dynamics of paranoia and solidarity; and the commitment that it takes to prepare for life outside. Along the way, James introduces us to other prisoners. There is Rinty, the big Dundonian and enthusiastic fan of “Antiques Roadshow”; Cody, the elderly former sergeant who still protests his innocence after 24 years; and Felix the Gambler – serial schemer and sometime Buddhist. It is through their stories, told with humour and warmth, that James reveals the reality of prison life. “A Life Inside” does not glorify wrongdoing, nor does it seek to justify the crimes of its author or any other prisoners. Rather, it is a portrayal of life behind Britain’s prison walls that no one who reads it will readily forget.

I have kept up to date with the articles in the Guardian and find them to be great. I could not give the articles justice so if i were you I would go and read the reviews on the site and then buy it!

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