Monthly Archives: February 2018

Book Review: Dark Matter by Michelle Paver

Dark Matter by Michelle Paver My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wasn’t sure that I would like this book as I read the first ten pages, but it gradually drew me in until I knew that I could not … Continue reading

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The Challenge Of Describing Scents In Your Writing

Originally posted on Nicholas C. Rossis:
Image: Pixabay Of all the human senses, I find smell the hardest to use in writing. And yet, it’s one of the most powerful, as a number of studies have shown it’s hard-wired into…

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My Granny was a Lion Tamer

One of Gran’s favourite stories was the Blairgowrie lion. Blairgowrie is a small town to the north of Perth. It is very famous for being the berry capital of Great Britain. The best raspberries and strawberries in the world are … Continue reading

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Granny’s Greatest Embarrassment

My grandmother was a gentle soul. She was a humble Heelan’ lassie with no pretentions. I never heard her raise her voice. She was very kind to me and my sister. She was also very naïve and as pure as … Continue reading

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Granny’s Wealth

When my grandmother moved to the Fair City of Perth, she believed that she’d arrived in some great metropolis. Any reader who knows Perth in Scotland will be puzzled by this statement, as they will know that we are speaking … Continue reading

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Even big businesses are going beyond GDP

At last, the World Economic Forum have recognised that GDP and endless, continuous growth is not the answer to everything. But that doesn’t go far enough. Read this article for more. What do YOU think? Original article by Emily Benson … Continue reading

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Inspiring Children to Read and Write

via The Hook

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Film Review: Darkest Hour

Rating: 5 stars out of a possible 5. I rarely award a maximum rating to either a film or a book, but Darkest Hour is truly exceptional. It would be impossible to award less than five stars, because this is as … Continue reading

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The Invincible Black Arrows

A short story from my early days. Some of it is made up to add a little colour. Some of it is simply mis-remembered. Most of it is true. Our school banned football! Can you imagine? We couldn’t believe it. … Continue reading

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Selfie Addicts – The Cure

Whilst acting as the community taxi service for my wife as she attended a consultant’s appointment at the Royal Hampshire County Hospital, Winchester this morning, I noticed a door which intrigued me. My immediate thought was that this must be … Continue reading

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