It’s 7.30am, just made the scrambled eggs and the tea, waiting for the 20 degree sunshine to hit the Okanagan today….
….yeah, 20 degrees! 21 in Vancouver! Mind you, it goes down again later in the week, with possible snow flurries by Wednesday. The weather has gone mad….
The interview went OK. I am now a classed as a "freelance photographer/journalist" for various newspapers in the Okanagan, didn’t get the full time post, not enough experience. I wasn’t surprised, so not disappointed. Whether I get anything published (and paid!) or not, depends on what I get.
What else is ahead? My trip to the UK is becoming finalised for May/June, with rehearsals starting as soon as I get there. The Phantom is auditioning drummers now. Johnny (4) Eyes, bass man extraodinaire gets in end of May. Phantomville hits the road very soon….
I have a recording session client here at The ElectroVoodoo Studio, my first since coming to Canada, not including myself, through April. Nigel Keane, a friend and poet, has asked me to help record an EP with him, which begins next week. I am meeting up with him tonight to discuss things and get the ball rolling. Should be fun.
Are we all going back? I doubt it. The prospects for the UK, along with news items I read and emails I get from people there, don’t fill me with confidence. My kids are safer and enjoying themselves more, here in Canada. So, we will probably stay. Although, not in the Okanagan. Wages are not enough, the cost of living is too high and we’ve had enough here for now. Opportunities are better in Vancouver, so that’s where we are going. The weather in Toronto has put us off!
OK, now that the eggs are gone, next job on the list, fix Sam’s hockey net….