Washing away your troubles
Hope you have had a better week than me.
It all started last Monday when we had a flood at home while I was working atYour Radio.
Mrs M and I arrived home with our wee boy to find something reminiscent of the Niagara Falls in the family room.
Mind you, I always said I wanted a pool at home, but I was really talking about when we won the lottery and bought a huge mansion. Which we haven’t – yet. It turns out the pipe that goes into the back of the washing machine had perished: well that was according to the plumber, and I’m in no position to argue with him.
Newsreader Steve Delahaye had a burst boiler in HIS house last week as well - as if there wasn’t enough excess water about with the weather we’ve been having.
Then onWednesday, as I was heading home after my drivetime show, I discovered my car had a flat tyre and the exhaust was hanging off.
Now, the first part of this problem was that my wife is a nightshift worker, was on duty that night and I really needed to be home as soon as possible.
However, by the time the rescue service attended and got me sorted, I was running well over an hour late, leaving me to contemplate a nice bill the following day for the repairs that resulted.
People always say these things happen in groups of three so I was waiting for the hat-trick when, sure enough, what was to be the third and final piece of misfortune took place.
We had invited friends over for dinner, and things were going very well - until one of the legs on the dining table collapsed.
I have to confess that this happened for the first time some weeks ago but, being the enterprising type, I had glued it back together to save money, rather than leave the repair to a joiner.
Well, it looked a perfectly simple job but, apparently, it required more expertise than glue.
After the shock, our neighbours did see the funny side and it added to the fun of the night and took the edge off what seemed to be, a terrible week. I suppose everyone has weeks like that, at one time or another, so we just dust ourselves down and look for the positives to come.
For example, I am in the process of arranging acts for our various Christmas roadshows.
One of the local talents on stage this year is Balloch singer-songwriter Rachelle Rhienne, who just sent me her latest single this week -When The Sun Goes Down. It has a real feel-good uptempo beat and everyone at the station is buzzing about it.
Rachelle will be one of the artists appearing at our Christmas roadshows, along with X Factor’s Emily Middlemas and Scot Soul from BBC TVs Pitch Battle.
Dont forget theYour Radio Xmas party nights are booking fast.You can join us at either the Chivas Suite at Dumbarton FC, or GreenockTown Hall this December. For booking details, check out the Your Radio Facebook page.
Hope we all have a good week this week.
Till next week.