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AYE WRITE*

Hello guys, Hope you are all in grand form, wherever and however you are….   I’m just back from a week in the Highlands, taking part in a writing week - they call it a retreat - an opportunity to spend some protected time to pursue the writing that you may be...

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Crossroads

FELL DOWN ON MY KNEES. Hello kids, hope you are still seeing some of these, no matter how aged you are these days. I’m officially in my late 60’s now, been through the mid 60’s and I actually found the early 60’s ok, as I managed to forget about some poor times...

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First reading reminder, Grandchildren.

My reading list, at time of writing, is not extensive, for sure. I no longer read as voraciously as once did, which on reflection is a huge loss but something inside the failing mind just doesn’t jump at it anymore. Well, not much, even though I try.   We were...

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IT’S ALWAYS BEEN THERE, THAT WAR THING!

Greetings, my wonderful grandkids, Sandy, Alba, Breagha and Anna. I was well into writing a different short piece -I’ll use it another time - when I realised that I need to mention the WAR in case you do read this in the future.Greetings, my wonderful grandkids,...

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Burns Unit -1

Hi kids, a wee word this time round about somebody you will hear a lot about in the next 20 years or so.   His name is Robert Burns, long time dead but arguably the most famous Scots person, according to some, but at least in the top half dozen. However given...

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WOODSTOCK, 1968

Hello bonnie weans, hope your reading is ok, if not keep at it and take help if you can!!   This short piece is a bit random, it’s mostly focused on an event known by those in the know as ‘Woodstock’, a title passed on from decade to decade from the late 1960’s,...

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LOSS, RECOGNITION, AWARDS AND HYPOCRISY.

First of January 2022, today, a new year for all of us who are still here, on the planet. Amongst the possibly millions of people who died in the last few days across our world is my friend Liz. She passed on the 29th December, suddenly, an aneurism striking down a...

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Hygge

Hello, about this time of year, the week between Christmas and New Year, many people are looking to make statements of intent to ‘do something’ in the near future, often ‘next year’. This is called by some a New Year Resolution. Top hits are weight loss, fitness...

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COP26 Last Chance Saloon 2021

Dearest Grandkids,   It’s the 1st of November, 2021 today. A big event is beginning in Glasgow called COP26.   COP is an abbreviation of Conference Of the Parties, which in turn is a shortened form ofThe global climate summit wrapping up in Glasgow is known...

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50 years 1971

My darling grandkids, again working on the assumption you all, one of you, may read some of these ‘bundles of words’, one day, I flag this one up for consideration.   In a few weeks I’ll be writing this ‘blog’ about an event to mark a fifty years anniversary, in...

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