Tag Archives: haiku

The Power of Twitter and SEO

Image: Glasgow City Council Tweet Power The power of Twitter and SEO, if I ever needed to see it for myself, happened to this blog over the last couple of days. This my blog received three months worth of hits … Continue reading

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Scotland: The Safest Place in Britain

Image: Glasgow City Council A short entry today as I have been caught between needing to do things and life things getting in the way. So now I must fly like the wind, people, fly like the wind. London How … Continue reading

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London Burning

Image: Guardian London Burning So—I doubt we will be hearing the much voiced stereotypical line: “isn’t Scotland such a violent place” from any English people in the near future. I am this morning utterly enraged and saddened at the devastation … Continue reading

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Scotland’s Royal Wedding

Image: Colin Galbraith Yesterday’s Royal Wedding kind of took over everything for me, quite in a way I never expected it too. Sometimes, it’s days like that, which make living in Edinburgh so worthwhile. I was in a coffee shop … Continue reading

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Trees for Life Haiku Published

Image: 17 Day Diet I took the evening off work last night to spend time with my daughter. We’d planned one of our little Pizza and DVD nights; Domino’s Hot and Spicy and an Indiana Jones movie. After the intensity … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival Launch

Image: Stock Gatecrash Last night I wrote two of the best chapters I have ever written. They were for my new novel, GATECRASH, and contain some of the best dialogue and action, pulling on the two characters involved, their location … Continue reading

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To Catch a Creative Fire

Image: DemonMuse.com A lazy(ish) start to yesterday, but hey, I had a day away from the day job so I was going to do it all my way. And that meant lying in! Remember though, a lie in for me … Continue reading

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The Big Madness Weekender

Image: The Magnificent 7 Interesting day. The snow never came though most of the country did get it. We’ve been promised it today but as I write, still nothing. I’m glad, though, because today I am Glasgow bound. Today I … Continue reading

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No Sign Of The Seven Year Itch

Image: Unknown Day 2 of the Edinburgh Book Festival and my first full day in the Square. The weather, as it did on Saturday, started off cool and overcast but by lunchtime it was sunny and very warm ,perfect weather … Continue reading

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I.T. Never Rains

Image: Gordana Adamovic-Mladenovi Arrived in work yesterday under grey clouds and heavy rain, to find signs at the front door indicating a critical incident was underway. The network was down and nobody could get logged in. It’s funny how lost … Continue reading

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