Monday, 1 November 2021

Scottishish

Matthew (left) - Portpatrick, 30.10.21

My friend Matthew has lived and worked in Scotland for 28 years. His two grandchildren are called Hamish and Angus. He eats square sausage and even has a Scottish bus pass - you get them when you're 60 north of the border. But even though he's probably more Scottish than Rod Stewart (in some quarters he'll always be a feb - Matthew, not Rod; though Rod technically is too), Matthew isn't Scottish. But when I took this photo of him on Saturday in Portpatrick he came pretty close.

And here we both are. It was taken in 1986 at Warwick University by our mutual friend Richard Rigg. Matthew and I are going to Los Angeles in March next year where Riggsby now resides. I may ask him to recreate this photo (whilst Matthew and I are both still able to climb steps unaided).

JM (left) & Matthew


6 comments:

  1. I take it you enjoyed a pint or two in The Crown
    A village we visit frequently and are scheduled to revisit later this month

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  2. The Portpatrick brewery,which I think is currently closed,did a fine pint called Dorn Rock which is the one in your picture

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    1. I'm no stranger to The Crown; but on Saturday lunchtime we had a couple in The Mount where a really tasty IPA was in residence.

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  3. What a great picture - You look like characters from an '80s telly show, like Minder...

    You might remember my old flatmate and I recreated a picture of the two of us this summer, over 40 years on. Great news about your trip to LA - An updated pic definitely required.

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    1. Right people, right time; just the wrong location.

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