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About meMy working career spans the Royal Navy, a spell as a dairyman in the Highlands of Scotland, many years in military survey in the British Army, and a fourth career in Information Technology. I have recently become a budding author. See more...
Monthly Archives: January 2015
The Light Bearer by Donna Gillespie My rating: 4 of 5 stars It took me a long time to read this book, because it is a long book. It is way, way, way, way, WAY too long! The story is … Continue reading
Doomsday Book by Connie Willis My rating: 3 of 5 stars Connie Willis is a very imaginative writer. I love the time travel genre, and this story is one of the better ones that I have read. However, at almost … Continue reading
My mother was from Sutherland in the far north of Scotland. My father is from South Yorkshire. BUT….. I deny that I am either a Wildling or that I am Fighty! If you want to argue about that, you can meet … Continue reading
Originally posted on Thoughts by Mello-Elo:
We meet the main character, Boitumelo Hope Tumelo from Itlhomolomo village as she begins her journey to secondary school, eleven miles away from her home. The young girl and her best friend, Grace, take…
If History Was Scottish by Norman Ferguson My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a gift from my dear sister, Kim. It was a really great gift and I appreciated it. The concept is very simple. It consists a series … Continue reading
Thanks to BBC/Radio 2‘s Chris Evans for his generous praise of parkrun on 26th January.
My inaugural coach tour proved very popular with followers of Lance Greenfield’s blog, so I am pleased to welcome you all aboard our the second trip. Where and when shall we go today? You’ll find out when we get there, but I can … Continue reading
This is the wonderful image of raw African speed that the editor of Eleven Miles posted as the profile photo on the book’s new Facebook page. What do you think? The main reason that I posted it today is as a … Continue reading