Barbee at Fraserburgh

Had a Barbee at Fraserburgh with my sister and her family. This involved meeting for the first time my Nephew and Neice’s girl friend and boy friend. It was good this time together and to work together to put up and enormous Gazebo. It did actually rain on the day so it was worth the effort. I think that all had a really good time together – hopefully we will not need to wait to long before we meet them all again 😉 You can see all the photos I too here

Excellent performance – GMC

The annual Gospel Music Convention was on last weekend this is its 11th year. Mary and I were able to attend on the Saturday evening and the concert was most enjoyable.

It is often the case that there is one performance that stands out and for me this was indeed the case. My music taste is varied – I can listen to most genres from traditional choir to modern pop 😉 But on this occasion was simply blown away by one group of four singers from Sweden called Dynamic. Their music is varied and includes the following styles , pop, jazz, soul and traditional hymns.

At the end of their performance they sang a song called “For Your Glory” which I thought was simple outstandingly good so I wanted to acknowledge it here! Click this link to have a listen to the preview from the groups web site…. Apart from the excellent quality of their voices, the thing that impressed me most about the group is that they have no instruments and no backing track – pure vocals – I just had to purchase their CD…… Actually they did use a solo violin on one of their tracks but everything else what pure vocal!

You can read more about the group one their web site which is here!

Art at Fraserburgh harbour

My first summer job when still a school pupils was to work as a ships painter at Fraserburgh harbour. I was reminded on this when I came across the following web page

  • Click Here to see some art from Fraserburgh Harbour
  • As stated on the page – ship painters were inclined to clear their brushes by painting on the wall of the paint shed. This would result in the paint building up over the years – it would commonly reach many inches of thickness. I recall many happy summer hours working on the boats. One of the most hair raising jobs was to paint the boats ariel at the top of the boats mast! See teh following photo to get an impressions of how hight this can be.


    You can click on the photo to see a bigger version of the photo. ( not my photo – linked to it at )

    When you are up there you would stand with one foot on the top of the mast and hold on with one hand and paint with the other – don’t ask how you would hold the paint tin 😉