Tag Archives: Scotland

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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Practically Perfect English

Here’s my new English language teaching/learning site. It’s still in its early stages but I’m adding to it all the time – so please keep visiting! https://edinburghenglish.wordpress.com/  

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Flying the Flag… for what, exactly?

I’m always a bit wary about getting involved in the politics of another country. In truth, I’m pretty wary about getting involved in the politics of my own country these days given the online echo chambers if you agree with … Continue reading

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Letter from America / World Watch Out

I’ll say one thing about that Donald Trump. He’s going to be good for artistic creation. As you may have read in my last post I had the germ of an idea for a Twilight Zone type story which had … Continue reading

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Back to the (No) Future

  You have to hand it to The Donald – he has succeeded in uniting the world. The show of solidarity across nations is impressive. Particularly with women. Particularly with people who won’t be taken in by grubby, rabble-rousing politics … Continue reading

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Marriage Made in Hell Leads to Divorce Shocker!

Happy now? Everyone in the UK outside of Scotland, London, Northern Ireland, Liverpool and Manchester? I say the UK but it’s hardly going to be a united kingdom for much longer now – that’s for sure. In the last day … Continue reading

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From Maw Broon to Nippy Sweeties

Apart from the obvious benefits of spending time with friends in Italy, it’s pretty good being away from the whole sorry farce that is the British general election. In particular the tartan spin part which is like the school wallflower … Continue reading

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