Moving on. Again.

Moving on. Again.

We moved to our little seaside cottage three years ago. I love it here in Machrihanish. At night I can lie in bed and listen to the waves crash on the shore, a two minute walk fro the house. We are blessed with a rich variety of wildlife on our doorstep. So why do we...
The Awkward Post About Independence

The Awkward Post About Independence

I have waited a long time before plucking up the courage to write this post. The independence referendum is very, very important to me but I have so many friends south of the border who I don’t want to alienate. From the start then, this is a post about why I...
J is for John Smeaton

J is for John Smeaton

On June 30th 2007, terrorists launched an attack at Glasgow airport. An explosives packed, burning jeep was driven into the entrance of the airport. An off-duty baggage handler heard the commotion and rushed out to see what was going on. On seeing the burning vehicle...
E is for Easterhouse

E is for Easterhouse

When you mention Easterhouse to most people, an image of deprivation, unemployment, gang warfare, mugging, glue-sniffing and drugs is what will often spring to mind. Well, try living there. I lived in the ‘Greater Area of Easterhouse’ – I won’t talk about...
Debate

Debate

Me: Your granddaughter is going to parliament to watch a debating competition. Mum: Where? Me: Parliament. Mum: London? (smiling) Me: No, Edinburgh. Mum: (frowns) Ah widnae go to Edinburgh just now. Me: Why not? Mum: ‘Cos of that Legionnaires disease. Me:...

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