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A New Desk

Two Thousand and Sixteen 2016 was a monumental year. I married my soulmate, had the honeymoon of a lifetime in Paris and New York, bought a new home in a lovely part of Scotland, and moved in just in time … Continue reading

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Time is Tight and the Scotrail Fiasco Rumbles On

Image: FoxNoMad Tight with Time Things are starting to get tight with time and for once it’s NOT to do with the eternal battle between the day job and my writing career. This time, it’s Christmas versus DIY. The house … Continue reading

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Coffee With Hamsun

Image: Guardian.co.uk Edinburgh was mobbed yesterday morning with various events on in the city all at once. Not only was it the second day of the Fringe Festival—the first Saturday therefore the first really busy day—but I saw several stag … Continue reading

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Good Food And Banter

Image: The Busy Brain Bit of a busy weekend, both in the house and on the socialising-in-restaurants front. It seems Gail and I are currently in high demand for attending people’s functions. A good thing? Not if you’re a hermit … Continue reading

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Jekyll and Hyde

Image:Jenni Douglas Only by this mid-week have I finally begun to feel back to full fettle since arriving home from my sea adventure. The tiredness, sickness, and dodgy legs had all gone, but I’ve still been unable to concentrate, have … Continue reading

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Making Time For Things

Image: Sara Petagna It’s a glorious morning outside. After a Friday that saw the clouds and rain return, and a Saturday that didn’t really know what it wanted, today I look out of my office window and the sky is … Continue reading

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Short And Sweet

Image: Lollie-Pop I arrived in work this morning hoping for an easy start to the day but getting the exact opposite. With a critical incident on our shores I was thrown cold into the deep end, and spent the best … Continue reading

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