English For A Day

English For A Day
Image: The Mirror

England got a taste of what it’s like to be Scottish yesterday: dramatic failure after a bunch of promises about what might and should have been.

Yes, England failed in the most Scottish of ways; they inflated their own self worth and never saw the juggernaut of reality coming their way. Germany walked over them to the tune of 4 goals to 1 in their 2nd round World Cup clash.

It was a shame. I was on England’s side, but watching them play and seeing the fans reactions only reminded me of witnessing another Scotland failure. We have so much in common, our two nations, so it totally typical that on the day I decided to be an Englishman, the Englishmen that mattered decided to be like Scots.

I downed tools for the day to watch the game from the comfort of my couch; beer in one hand, St George’s cross in the other (kidding, but the beer was true). With it being the hottest day of the year (allegedly) I sank a fair few bottles of America’s finest beer and carried on through to the Argentina versus Mexico match. 9 goals in two games and as many bottles to boot. Quite a day’s footballing and bevy action.

I’d spent my morning up in Edinburgh, nothing fancy, no major walks, just a jaunt to the newsagent and then an hour spent relaxing in a coffee shop. Back home I worked on GREENER and finished my polishing of A POINT OF VIEW, my application for the EBF reading programme. I gave it a couple of readings aloud and it comes in just under 10 minutes, so with the introduction and my own words, should be just right for the slot. If I get it! One more run through tonight and then off it goes.

Only a week after my surprisingly high royalties for my poetry books came in, I received monies for the sale of STELLA over the last quarter. Sales have risen but are still much lower than I was hoping. There are two things I can do to improve things: 1) re-launch a new marketing campaign and 2) get BACCARA BURNING out there.

Have a great Monday.

Paix et dehors!

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Gail Galbraith Photography is offering portrait shoots for £25 (knocked down from £40) if you book before 31st August 2010 and you use the word “Leith” in your query. For that you get a 1 hour session in her new studio in Leith, 1 free 8×6 print, an online gallery to show off to friends and family and where images can be purchase direct from, and all images from the shoot on a free low-resolution CD. (Subject to max of 4 people per session; each additional person is £5 each). You can contact Gail at gail@gailgalbraith.co.uk and view her website at: www.gailgalbraith.co.uk

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About Colin Galbraith

Thriller author, music fan, St Mirren fan, fluff chucker, rabbit tamer, outstanding fake faller. Loves cannoli.
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