Tag Archives: Scotland

Scottish Surprise

As children grow up, in theory they become more independent, more able and inclined to their own minds and opinions, more likely to go their own ways… until, that is, there’s the chance that muggins agrees to pay for a … Continue reading

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A walk around Luskentyre, Harris

During our Hebridean sojourn we did several walks but this was easily the best. This what I wrote in my journal… ‘When we drew back the curtains, the mist clung to the hillside like a smudgy fingerprint. Driving to the … Continue reading

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Press Play

Well, I made it. Best part of two weeks and no blog posts,  a few prompts and challenges, some comments when the WiFi behaved but I did as I was asked. So there’s a  bit of catching up to do. … Continue reading

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S is for Skye

This A to Z could have been Sydney, or San Francisco, two extraordinarily beautiful places and back to which I have been drawn on more than one occasion. But because they are so iconic I’m torn between the two and … Continue reading

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Cry freedom

Charli Mills continues to prompt us with her posts of elegiac elegance. I highly recommend you read her prompts and flights of fancy even if attempting the flash fiction writing isn’t for you. This week it is on the subject … Continue reading

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Speed, bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing…

Many years ago the Textiliste and I saw a film. It was around the time Chariots of Fire was making it big the world over and British film making had one of its many, if short lived, revivals. Indie films … Continue reading

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