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A Day in Glasgow

Image: Fawndoo The Specials Tuesday was brilliant! Despite my many doubts that The Specials gig at Glasgow’s SECC (Hall 3) would be a flop—the venue is like a warehouse with about as much thought put into the acoustics as a … Continue reading

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A ‘Special’ Day’s Work

Image: KGB Clothing A decent day’s work. My final two blog posts from the West Port Book Festival went live over at my (Unofficial) Edinburgh Book Festival Blog: Click here to read David Gaffney & Hannah McGill. Click here to … Continue reading

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New Characters and Old Friends

Image: MensMeditation I cannot believe how long this week is turning out. I’m sleeping again—always good when that happens—but I nearly tripped over my eye lids on my way to the day job yesterday morning—not so good—hate it when that … Continue reading

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Day 10 at the Edinburgh Book Festival

Image: EdBookFest I was really quite tired yesterday after such an intensely enjoyable weekend at the Edinburgh Book Festival. It was back to the day job for 8am, clutching a bacon roll and black coffee and wishing I was up … Continue reading

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Adam Ant and the Scottish Gales

Image: MusicFeeds.com Short Story Success There was one awesome piece of news that came through last week while I was off recuperating from my wisdom teeth extraction: 11 months after it was first submitted, my short story, REGRETS, was picked … Continue reading

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A Weekend for Moi

Image: http://www.visualphotos.com I must have had a good weekend because it seemed to last for ages. Last Friday already seems so far off in my mind that I have no doubt it was because of the amount I managed to … Continue reading

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The Problem with Teeth…

Image: The Telegraph Bad day’s writing and it was all down to my teeth. I’d felt smashing when I got up yesterday: fresh, alert and renewed as though I’d slept the perfect sleep. Basically, I went to work feeling brilliant … Continue reading

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