Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Strange Death Of The Prime Minister’s Wife…

Here’s my debut novel: The Rachel Redemption – choc full of conspiracy theories, suspense, double crossing, scenes of a sexual nature, cool tough women and men driven to take desperate measures. It’s a blast! Available as an ebook, you can … Continue reading

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The Mary Beard Dilemma

..or what the ancient Romans haven’t done for us. I love Mary Beard – while most arts/history/science programme presenters are so image conscious – or worse still, that studied ‘I’m a serious academic, I don’t care how I look but … Continue reading

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Best ever ‘sonsie’ veggie haggis recipe

‘Sonsie’ can mean a lot of things: pleasing, cheerful, buxom – even. I think this veggie haggis has all those things going for it, and with no animal byproducts is suitable  for vegans or people who would just rather not … Continue reading

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Finding Veggie Satisfaction in Edinburgh

Maybe I’ve been kicking around Edinburgh for too long now but I fail to get excited at what the exclusively vegetarian places have to offer. I was a devotee of David Bann‘s for a very long time but decided to … Continue reading

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Horses for courses?

Why the big fuss on finding horsemeat in cheaper-than-the-chips-burgers? I take it the tests didn’t take into account the rat droppings and fur that routinely get included in manufacture? Honestly – when meat products can be bought by the carrier-bag-full … Continue reading

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Gerard Depardieu sighted in Edinburgh shock!

It does always brighten up one’s morning, whilst stuck on the top deck of a number 33 bus, to view the various types of people trying to make a sneaky exit from The Balmoral hotel. They can be seen slipping … Continue reading

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City of Edinburgh Council Recycling Farce

Just phoned CEC to inform them local recycling bins are overflowing yet again – after taking my details guy on phone then informs me their systems are down and to phone back tomorrow. Translated that means: ‘please don’t ask me … Continue reading

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