May 07, 2008

Bank Holiday

In the holiday weekend I went into town on Saturday night with the girlfriend. I got a job working in an outdoor activity centre

March 19, 2008


In the social software I set up my character on Gaia and have created a character and just purchased a trading card.

February 20, 2008

My Wiki Work

me and marianne did everything. She has been the biggest insperation in my live and i would do anything for her because she has done so much for me. when she walks into a room she lights it up!!!!

December 13, 2007


Today at college my class exercise was to take photos of Aberdeen College.

The is the veiw from the college outsite the window

November 22, 2007

Interview any historical figure (Jimi Hendrix)

Hello Jimi it is good to finally meet you as I am a big fan, let’s start from the beginning of your life….

Craig: Tell me about your childhood?
Jimi: I came from a troubled family, due to my parents divorce and worse when I was nine my mother died in 1958.
Craig: What music were you into when you were younger and who impressed you?
Jimi: I was particularly fond of Elvis Presley and Little Richard. My early exposure to Blues music came from listening to records by Muddy Waters and Lightnin Hopkins with my father.
Craig: I have read that you spent some time in the military?
Jimi: Yes. After getting into trouble with the law two times over driving in a stolen car, I traded a 2-year jail sentence for enlistment in the U.S. Army in 1961. After boot I was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division and stationed in Fort Campbell, Kentucky as a trainee paratrooper. I was adjusting to Army life and was very excited to be a part of the 101st Airborne. I was a useless soldier, and was caught sleeping while on duty and missing at bed-check. I was always thinking about my guitar. I wrote home to my father while in boot camp begging him to send a guitar, because I thought I was going crazy. But in May 31, 1962, after one year of service, I was recommended for discharge for my behavior problems.
Craig: Tell me about your first UK success?
Jimi: After doing a number of European club appearances, word of me spread through London. My showmanship made the fans of guitarests like Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck. I was signed to The Who's record label, Track Records.
Craig: Tell me about Woodstock?
Jimi: I headlined the Woodstock music festival in August 18, 1969.
I did not appear on stage until Monday morning, by which time the audience was of over 500,000 people. I did the longest set in my career at two hours but it was plagued with technical difficulties because there was microphone and guitar tuning problems.
Craig: Tell me about your pride and joy, your guitar?
Jimi: Yes!! My guitar of choice and the instrument that I am associated with is the Fender Stratocaster, or "Strat". The Strat's easy action and narrow neck are suited to my style. I bought my first Stratocaster in 1965 and have used the same ever since.
Craig: Thanks for the interview. I challenge you to a guitar dual!!

November 15, 2007

Sir Walter Scott

The Scottish novelist and poet Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) is the acknowledged master of the historical novel. He was one of the most influential authors of modern times.


Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, 1802-03 The Lay of the Last Minstrel, 1805 Marmion, 1808 The Lady in the Lake, 1810 Rokeby, 1813 Guy Mannering, 1815 The Antiquary, 1816 The Black Dwarf, 1816 The Lord of the Isles, 1815 Old Mortality, 1816 Rob Roy, 1817 The Heart of Midlothian, 1818 The Bride of Lammermoor, 1819 A Legend of Montrose, 1819 Ivanhoe, 1819 The Pirate, 1821 Kenilworth, 1821 The Fortunes of Nigel, 1822 Quentin Durward, 1823 Peveril of the Peak, 1823 The Talisman, 1825 The History of Scotland 1829-30 Castle Dangerous, 1832

My Bibliography

Interview with Scottish historical figure Sir Walter Scott

Hello Sir Walter Scott how are you today? Thanks for taking the time for this interview. So let’s start from the beginning -

Craig: Where were you born in Scotland?

Walter: I was born in College Wynd in the Old Town of Edinburgh in 1771.

Craig: What school did you attend?

Walter: In 1778 I returned to Edinburgh for private education to prepare for school and in October 1779 he began at the Royal High School of Edinburgh. That I enjoyed as I was able to walk and explore the city as well as the surrounding countryside. After finishing school I was sent to stay for six months with my aunt Jenny in Kelso, attending the local Grammar School where I met James Ballantyne who later became my business partner.

Craig: And presumably you went to University?

Walter: I began studying classics at the University of Edinburgh in November 1783, at the age of only twelve so I was a year or so younger than most of my fellow students. But in March 1786 I began an apprenticeship in my father's office, to become a Writer to the Signet.

Craig: Sounds interesting, let’s talk more about your literacy career.

Walter: At the age of 25 I began writing, translating works from German. I then published a three-volume set of collected Scottish ballads called The Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border.
Craig: Tell me more about your novels.
Walter: In 1814 set out to write something that would bring constant income. The result was called Waverley, It was a tale of the "Forty-Five" Jacobite rising in the Kingdom of Great Britain.

Craig: Where all your books about or based in Scotland?

Walter: No! In 1819 I broke away from writing about Scotland with Ivanhoe, a historical romance set in 12th-century England. Among other things, the book has a very sympathetic Jewish character called Rebecca, a real heroine. The book was published at a time when the struggle for the Emancipation of the Jews in England.

Craig: Thanks a lot for taking the time to talk to me Sir Walter hope you have a good day.