Travel is a good thing, or should I say, was a good thing but now is a bad thing. I enjoy the planning, the traveling itself, the arrival, the experience of being somewhere new. I recycle, run a single car, and use public transport wherever possible but please don’t ask me not to ski in […]
I have been in the centre of British politics for 20 years. The parties have moved right and left but I have stayed my ground, voting for the party that occupied the centre, strong on the economy with social responsibility when we could afford it. The principle is the same at an individual level, looking […]
My mother wrote poetry, my brother writes poetry, my brother-in-law writes poetry. I have been known to dabble myself but none of that will appear in the blog. Martin Amis said recently that he thought poetry was dead, because poetry captures an instant (and hence stops time) and stopping time is something we don’t like any […]
Wir aa bön ta Havera: a place twined wi wir ain peerie isles; a green embrace cut aff fae da wirld, wi hits ain time, a graet sky abön, a ocean froadin at hit cöts. Da wirld awa oot dere on a different scale. Feelin smaa, an hüld in hits bosie, wi da isle we […]
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