Archive for May 2010

The Fry Up

May 30, 2010

Bloody Marvelous


I treated myself recently when I drove 10 miles,yes that’s right 10 miles,to buy some fine breakfast meats from an Irish shop called Galway Traders,they are the only place in the Seattle area where you can buy fry up ingredients.So I got sausage,black pudding,an Irish thing called white pudding which is very good,and Irish bacon.I added some hash brown patties instead of the favoured potato scone,which I have made myself in the past as you cannot get it here,a couple of fried eggs,mushrooms and beans.Beans are often thought as a controversial component of the Great Fry up and I used to be dead against adding them,but due to ingredient shortages they have become an integral part of my Scottish/American Fry up.  

It all came out lovely and I said to Sarah after eating it that when I eat a fry up over here it makes me feel closer to home,I can imagine Scottish people through the ages eating fry ups.Like it or not the fry up is a meal that has stood the test of time and for me eating it has become a near spiritual experience.Anyone else got any good fry up stories? How do you like yours?


The Scheme

May 26, 2010

You have to watch this if you haven’t already,it is the latest reality show from the BBC,it is from a housing scheme in Kilmarnock,all of it is on youtube.

Cockney Reject

May 25, 2010

I don’t know why I bought this book but it is a great read,well if you’re into reading about music football and blood it is,and really after those 3 things what else is left.This is a surprisingly good read.

Here are The Cockney Rejects with one of their best songs.


May 21, 2010

My job working in the Seattle county hospital,Involves trying to help many intravenous drug users in a non judgemental caring way.

We are told when we are dealing with patients who are IV drug users ,and may have diseases like HIV/Aids,Hepatitis,Cellulitis and a host of many other drug related diseases,that we should try to bring up their drug use in conversation while we treat whatever  problem they are in hospital with.

Here is a common scenario

Me:   Hi I am just going to give you these antibiotics via your IV, 

Patient: OK

Me: Do you feel that your drug use maybe the main reason that you are having so many hospital admissions.

Patient: What the fuck are you talking about,Is it time for my fucking pain meds yet bitch.

Me: Silence

This is how the scenario plays out most days.

So I have decided to use the tool that kept me and countless others away from hard drugs.


If it helped Zammo it could maybe help the crack/heroin/meth addicts of Seattle.

I will let you know how it goes.

Let me have your opinions on drugs good or bad, legalise all of it,execute dealers what do you think?

A pleasant ferry ride.

May 18, 2010

Here is another great piece of film making,me and the baby taking a ferry from Edmonds WA to Kingston WA,I just make these wee films for Caties relations in Scotland and SF and to document her time as a baby so she can watch them in later life.

Anyway its a nice film and worth watching for the wonderful dessert that’s in it.

Tilling the Land

May 17, 2010

This is just a video update on the garden.In this earth shattering piece of film making I am tilling my garden.I have added music by The Kinks singing Village Green Preservation Society,just to try and make it  a little more interesting for you film Phillistines out there.

I myself think it is a wonderful piece showing mans attatchment to the Land.

Sherlock Holmes

May 17, 2010

I saw this last night,I thought it was quite good Sarah really liked it.I would rent the sequel so it must have been alright.

There you are another indepth film review from Shorelines No4 film Critic