Spirit Of The Glen Journey. Royal Scots Dragoon Guards

Spirit Of The Glen Journey. A new album by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards.

Every now and then I hear a piece of music which makes the hair on the back of my neck stand up and I go tingly all over. Well, it happened this morning.

I saw an item about this on BBC Breakfast and was smitten. I managed to record the piece on my Sky+ box and have played it over and over. Straightaway I popped onto Amazon and ordered the album and the RSDGs previous CD ‘Spirit Of the Glen’. Now I have to wait until it’s released next week!

As consolation, I can keep playing this one exquisitely moving track on the Amazon page – see image below. (I’ve unashamedly played it 6 times already.)

I love the ‘pipes. The video on Amazon is moving, to say the least. But the music! Exquisite. And now I just have to wait!

Go to Amazon by clicking the image


and be sure to play the video!

It really is beautiful.

I can see why they say this will be a number one hit this Christmas.



You recall that in my last post I mentioned the problems with my laptop. No icons on lots of sites (important ones like this one!) and Flash not working. It got worse.

My laptop wouldn’t boot up at all the other afternoon and only after 3 tries did it decide to give in to my pleading. (My SO moans at me for continually talking to inanimate objects – in particular my SatNav’s Tim who insisted on directing me one way when I knew I wanted to go another!)

So, going back to basics (with my pc) I disconnected everything – docking station, Win-TV, printer, 2nd monitor. It booted really quickly. After it had settled down I plugged everything back in and it behaved itself. But I still didn’t have those icons!

On the PlanetSMS forum someone said that they’d tweaked something or other on my hosting site which wasn’t right. But that’s about all that happened (that I know of). I had also uninstalled the non-working Adobe Flash and restarted the computer and reinstalled without testing it again before I shut down.

Yesterday lunchtime, the usual boot up. Went to the first site where I’d had problems (UK Lottery) – it worked! Picking myself up off the floor, I came here to WordPress – I have icons!! Going to my advantageebooks control panel – doesn’t it just look so pretty!!! Yes, everything is as it should be.

Now, I know darn well that I didn’t do anything here at home to fix whatever. That if my web hosts did something to fix my website, it wouldn’t have affected something like WordPress or the Flash problem. I can only conclude that my lappy needed a 12 hour rest.

Or, could it be that I had just purchased the bits and pieces to build a new desktop (we don’t buy ready-made desktops in our family) to replace it that made it realise if it didn’t get its act together it was going to the knackers yard?

Until next time.


My Day Off

Went to the zoo today. Well, it’s not really a zoo in the traditional sense – more a ‘wild animal park’. It was Howlett’s at Port Lympne. Got up close and almost personal with a giraffe too!

I’m not too good at walking and there were lots of steep paths – so I ended up sending my SO off on his own. What we did do which made a great start was go on the African Safari ride in a truck first. Meant we saw more animals as most of the others were hiding it seemed.

Couldn’t quite get away from business though – jotted down a few ideas while I was having a coffee. Nothing else to do (SO on his ramble at the time), as my mobile suddenly lost it’s battery charge!

Have you noticed how your hand-writing gets worse the more you use a computer?

Until next time