Duh! the handle on my suitcase had bust - thats the second one this year, my last one broke on the US tour in Washington. Speaking of which, while I was still in the US with Gilly, having some R&R in New York after the tour, we went out for lunch with her old boss, an enormously wealthy American, who, when he heard I had bust my suitcase, said to me: "go to Tumi's - they are the best". So I went and had a look, and found out that a case there cost over $1000 (for a suitcase!). In the end I went to TK Max and bought a Samsonite for $100.
The Staggering Style Beauty of the Mystic Majesty that is the Scottish Highlands etc etc
We stopped in Dunkeld on the banks of the river Tay after a couple of hours for a quick break, before journeying on to Stirling, the weather was fine too.
We were staying at the Stirling Highland Hotel, a converted Scottish pile with a highly eccentric lift and floor plan. I was on the second floor, but could only get to the second floor by going up to the third floor, and walking down the staircase to the second floor?
View of the town from our hotel
This was our venue - The Albert Halls
Some of the other acts who are appearing here this season
We had great food (catering by the venue) and straight afterward we had to go and do some photos with the local paper, the Stirling Observer - here we are being 'zany' with the statue of Scots hero Rob Roy - I climbed up onto the statue after I'd taken this picture to pose with the rest of the group!
It was a great show and a full house, this has been a great tour and the Scots audiences have certainly shown us the love - I hope we'll be back sooner than another five years!
Another charming thing was how many kids we had in the audience tonight, many from the Stirling High School, several of whom wanted us to sign their arms and even their glasses (what is that little girl drinking - meths?!). What a great night it was.
and finally, back to the hotel for a post show wind down. We're back on the road in Austria on Saturday Campers - Keep up!