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Mamma Mia

May 10, 2024

Good morning lovely people, 1928 was a good year.    Equal voting rights for women and men, pre-sliced bread, bubble gum, Mickey Mouse, and on the […]

Perfect Partnerships: Who’s the melon to your prosciutto?

April 26, 2024

Good morning lovely people Strawberries and cream.  Super sweeties covered in a silky blanket.   A perfect partnership. Prosciutto e Melone; a little more adventurous […]

What are we not allowed to do this week?

April 14, 2024

Good morning lovely people    What are we not allowed to do this week?  Am I smelling a smoke screen perhaps?    Out of the […]

Don’t let gestures posture for the wrong purpose

March 29, 2024

Happy Easter lovely people, When a Marathon was renamed to a Snicker and Opal Fruits became Starbursts who would have known that this was the […]

The source is important

March 15, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’ve been writing for The Scotsman for over 10 years. My last headshot was taken in 2019.  I had a panic […]

PC has many meanings

March 1, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’m in big trouble.  Inadvertently I’ve clearly been insulting almost everyone.  Victor and John in the garden, “good job boys”.  The […]

Mother’s Day

February 27, 2024

MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 10th March. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mum’s the word – and it’s […]

Let’s Take the High Road

February 19, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Is it just me or is this year “marching” on very quickly.  Victor and John the gardener have seen the first […]

A Game of Fate with a Difference

February 4, 2024

Good morning lovely people  My father and I used to spend hours playing Rummy or Scopa (an Italian card game).   The scene had traces of […]

Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Edinburgh? 2024 marks the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of […]

Self Belief Is The Start Of Success

January 26, 2024

Our world changed 20 years ago today, the day we got the keys to 103 (Centotre) George Street, Edinburgh. It was the right time for […]

There’s Daggers in Men’s Smiles

January 21, 2024

Good morning lovely people Edinburgh is in the thick of “Ralph Fiennes” mania.  He’s appearing in Macbeth at Ingliston until 27th January.  We thought he […]

Hands Up

January 7, 2024

Good morning lovely people, Happy New Year. My new year’s resolution is to pay off our Covid loan. That aside, January for most is reviewing […]

Thank You For Your Presence

December 24, 2023

Good morning lovely people  There is no room at the inn, the stables or the police station, but it’s warm and cosy in all our […]

The Naughty List

December 11, 2023

Good morning lovely people, On the morning of the last post, I stayed in bed all day.  It felt like an early Christmas present.  I […]

Maybe Not Tonight Honey

November 27, 2023

Good morning lovely people, Hearing inquiries is a bit like listening to a post hangover debrief.  I can’t remember facts from yesterday, never mind three […]

Everyone Needs a Home

November 13, 2023

Good morning lovely people We all have our habits. I’m creeping back into an old bad habit of mentioning the “C” word. With the weight […]

Turning Back Time

October 30, 2023

1975 or 76.  New Year’s Day around 5pm. I can remember every detail. Lunch was always 2.30pm so second pudding was served early evening. Green […]

We’re all Brothers and Sisters

October 16, 2023

Good morning lovely people,  One of my first negotiation lectures at University was a group workshop.  We were all excited to be doing an activity.  […]

It’s not black and white, it’s all the colours in between

October 2, 2023

Good morning lovely people, Autumn colours are ever so slowly creeping in and with the darker nights, I lost Rocco.  We’d gone for a walk […]

Keep Fit and Happy

September 18, 2023

Good morning lovely people Are you sitting down. Nonna G is starting Tai Chi. Apparently at 95 she’s eligible for the advanced (fitness, not age) class. […]

Some Consultants Are Priceless

September 4, 2023

Good morning lovely people We’ve had our fair share of business coaching and consultants over the years.  Sometimes it has felt like going to the […]

The Benefits of Bananas

August 21, 2023

Good morning lovely people, Victor has changed my term of endearment from honey bunny to noisy monkey.  The joys of almost thirty years of marriage. […]

Chicken or Goose?

August 7, 2023

Good morning lovely people, Our eldest daughter has a new job.  She’s a dancer and is touring around Britain from Aberdeen to High Wycome and […]

Mamma Mia

May 10, 2024

Good morning lovely people, 1928 was a good year.    Equal voting rights for women and men, pre-sliced bread, bubble gum, Mickey Mouse, and on the […]

Perfect Partnerships: Who’s the melon to your prosciutto?

April 26, 2024

Good morning lovely people Strawberries and cream.  Super sweeties covered in a silky blanket.   A perfect partnership. Prosciutto e Melone; a little more adventurous […]

What are we not allowed to do this week?

April 14, 2024

Good morning lovely people    What are we not allowed to do this week?  Am I smelling a smoke screen perhaps?    Out of the […]

Don’t let gestures posture for the wrong purpose

March 29, 2024

Happy Easter lovely people, When a Marathon was renamed to a Snicker and Opal Fruits became Starbursts who would have known that this was the […]

The source is important

March 15, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’ve been writing for The Scotsman for over 10 years. My last headshot was taken in 2019.  I had a panic […]

PC has many meanings

March 1, 2024

Good morning lovely people,  I’m in big trouble.  Inadvertently I’ve clearly been insulting almost everyone.  Victor and John in the garden, “good job boys”.  The […]

Mother’s Day

February 27, 2024

MOTHER’S DAY AT CONTINI RESTAURANTS Mum’s the World – Sunday 10th March. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, mum’s the word – and it’s […]

Let’s Take the High Road

February 19, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Is it just me or is this year “marching” on very quickly.  Victor and John the gardener have seen the first […]

A Game of Fate with a Difference

February 4, 2024

Good morning lovely people  My father and I used to spend hours playing Rummy or Scopa (an Italian card game).   The scene had traces of […]

Edinburgh’s Chinese New Year

February 1, 2024

Celebrating Lunar New Year in Edinburgh? 2024 marks the Chinese Year of the Dragon. Chinese New Year in Edinburgh has become the largest celebration of […]

Self Belief Is The Start Of Success

January 26, 2024

Our world changed 20 years ago today, the day we got the keys to 103 (Centotre) George Street, Edinburgh. It was the right time for […]

There’s Daggers in Men’s Smiles

January 21, 2024

Good morning lovely people Edinburgh is in the thick of “Ralph Fiennes” mania.  He’s appearing in Macbeth at Ingliston until 27th January.  We thought he […]