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The Challenge Of Describing Scents In Your Writing

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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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Facebook – Emotional Blackmail Chains

I stirred up quite a lively discussion on Facebook this week when I stated my views about being asked to copy and paste posts that I see as being nothing short of emotional blackmail. It usually goes something like this. … Continue reading

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Scotch Pies

Do we miss anything that we can find in abundance? Do we take something for granted if it is readily available? The answer to both of those questions is usually, “No.” Of course, the converse is true. If we can’t … Continue reading

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Under river, outside time: The Woolwich Foot Tunnel Anomaly

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When the Woolwich foot tunnel closed for repairs in 2011, it should have been a routine job. The pathway had been providing pedestrians with a quick route beneath the Thames since 1912. A century…

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