It must all be happening in book world as I, like Stan, am too busy to do a proper blog. But here is a visual treat of the stuff that has been going down hereabouts...
It was two degrees warmer here on the longest day that it was on the shortest day .
that must be somebody's fault!
It has been the West End festival and I was taking part in that. There was a night of crime with Glasgow's on Doyenne of Darkness (me) and two others. We were billed as two balds and a blonde.
I was the blonde.
Some of you may have seen the documentary 'Fork V Knife' which is about how good a plant based wholefood diet is for health. I kept waiting for them to use the V word but they did not - they kept saying the phrase 'plant based wholefood diet'.
Then Beyonce said she was doing the above plant based health food diet and turned up at a plant based wholefood diet restaurant wearing a fur coat.
So I did this to prove a point. So far it has been five days and I don't feel any different at all.
Vegan seemingly is considered too weird.
In the national press on Sunday I was called a "quirky so en so"
So not only have I been vegan all week but quirky with it.
Certainly not quirky to the extent that I would go into a WGPBD (vegan) restaurant wearing this jacket and those trousers. What kind of people did she expect to find in there and did they not think they might find that a wee bit offensive.
But each to their own, it was nothing to do with me but I decided to be outraged.
So vegan, quirky and outraged and it was only Wednesday,
This is where I set my novels, the trendy West End of Glasgow. It's lovely and horrible at the same time. Full of beautiful architecture and multicultural.
Also full of pretentious gits who eat things with the word artisan in front of it.
The coffee shops are aplenty.
With uncomfortable seats.
Many of the women wear big stripey socks.
Many of the men have beards.
The word gongbath appears in doorways.
Our event was down stairs at Oran Mor. A church that has been converted to be a pub, wedding venue, night club etc.
The West End Festival begins with a parade. I have never been at it myself so I scouted round the net and got a few pics..
the Botanics at the top of Byres Road, I always mention it in the books.
the Kelvingrove art gallery.
The lovely Theresa introducing us.
We are thinking what to do, Michael is getting ready to read something.
I seem to be doing a Beyonce impersonation.
Saying something clever, but probably untrue
Bald, blonde with mic getting in on the act...
Blonde makes a note of what bald has said as other bald thinks about phoning his solicitor.
I am working on a project just now which is rather exciting.
well I think it is.
More of that later........
The quirky vegan. 26 06 2015