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Well that’s a strange name isn’t it?

Hello there!  Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog.  I’m a newbie to this world so bear with me.  Anyway, here we go; my first ever post in my first ever blog…

I thought I’d start by explaining why I chose the name Gallusgal for my blog.  It’s all the fault of him indoors, before he rose to that heady position.  Our wedding invites you see, were fashioned to look like posters that would have been used to advertise music hall acts in the early 1900’s.  WHY?  Good question!  We have an affection for all things music hall, we volunteer at one of the world’s oldest surviving music halls in Glasgow, and actually had a music hall ensemble as the entertainment at our wedding.  So back to the wedding invites… as the stars of the bill (it was our wedding after all) we included our names and ‘bill matter’ on the poster/invite.  The bill matter was a brief description of the performer/act on these posters of old.  Him indoors decided that ‘The gallus gal frae Maryhill’ was spot on for my bill matter.  In Scots slang, gallus is defined as “self-confident, daring, cheeky”.  I’m assuming this is what he was referring to since the alternative definition is a derogatory term meaning “wild, a rascal, deserving to be hanged (from the gallows)”.  And yes, I’m from a place in Glasgow called Maryhill.  I considered using a name more in keeping with what I will be posting on the blog but that’s going to be diverse, so Gallusgal it is.

And now to the sort of things I plan to post…  I’m a bit of a jack of all trades in so far as I am passionate about a number of things.  I want to write about what I’m passionate about, so you can expect me to cover gardening, music, moggies (animals in general I would say) and to show my more serious side, Product Management.  If you don’t know what Product Management is, you soon will if you read my blogs :).

I’m flying by the seat of my pants, but hopefully I won’t crash and burn.  Hopefully this will be interesting, funny and insightful enough to make you want to read it and, dare I hope, come back again?

And so ends my first ever post in my first ever blog.

Take care and come back again soon.

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