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Does Anyone Know the Way?

Got any song lyrics stuck in your head that you find particularly apt for the current times? I’m not referring to a chest-swelling anthem or a tear-jerking ballad crooned from the side of a Hollywood swimming pool. No, what I … Continue reading

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Memento Vivere

We all know the story of the origins of the phrase ‘memento mori’ – whispered in the ears of Roman emperors to remind them that – whatever your status, power or wealth – you’ll end up the same way as … Continue reading

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Green Shoots… and where to find them

What can I say about this awful situation that isn’t being said by a million others? I have to admit I’m generally a glass-half-empty type of gal who definitely tends more towards an Eeyore disposition than that of a Tigger. … Continue reading

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Trust a Woman to Do It

Do what exactly? Everything and anything, in my book. Sadly, 90% of people don’t agree with me. According to a recent global survey, 90% of respondents said they were biased against women (follow the link below for the fuller depressing … Continue reading

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Brexit, finally… really?

‘On the 31st of January 2020 across the British Isles there was much joy, matched by an almost equal amount of sadness. For many, however, there was an overwhelming feeling of resignation and acceptance. The one thing that united everyone … Continue reading

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When in Rome… kill me

Here it is at last – my very first Mary Dollar mystery. As far as introductions go, I’ll let one of the other characters describe her: ‘I can see you as a funky Miss Marple sorting out crime on the … Continue reading

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Trump the Unifier – you’re having a laugh!

Unity is the big buzzword of the moment. But where to find it and can we get it in time to glue together our fractured (dis)United Kingdom? Look yonder over the hill – is it a monster? Or is it … Continue reading

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The Rachel Revolution

‘I heard a theory saying Brexit was the answer to Rachel’s death. The British people hate foreigners because they killed her.’ ‘I thought the British answer was to bomb countries in the Middle East.’ ‘Of course, the biggest conspiracy theory … Continue reading

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Thanks Nanny – what a state!

I have to say I was a little disconcerted the other night when I saw Glenn Campbell on Reporting Scotland holding aloft an Aldi two litre bottle of cider (the brand name is Taurus for all of you who want … Continue reading

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Who’s ‘the Man’?

Do you remember a few years ago everyone was talking about ‘the Man’?  I was never very sure if it should be spelt with a capital ‘M’ but given that ‘the Man’ was meant to represent big business, conglomerates, multi-nationals, … Continue reading

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