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Who cares?

June 7, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Who are you voting for?  Many people don’t seem to care as they sadly feel it won’t make much difference.  Political […]

Get on your bike.

May 22, 2024

Life, and sometimes death, gets in the way.  The next stage consultation for the “George Street Operational Plan & Project” took place last week.  I […]

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 […]

Who cares?

June 7, 2024

Good morning lovely people  Who are you voting for?  Many people don’t seem to care as they sadly feel it won’t make much difference.  Political […]

Get on your bike.

May 22, 2024

Life, and sometimes death, gets in the way.  The next stage consultation for the “George Street Operational Plan & Project” took place last week.  I […]

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 […]

Some fresh air would be a treat

January 11, 2023

Happy New Year lovely people Some say we shouldn’t look back. A little health check to see if we’re heading in the right direction, can’t […]

‘Tis the Season

December 11, 2022

Good morning lovely people   Yes, when you’re told you can’t have it, you’ll want it even more. The polls have seen a significant shift, […]

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

November 28, 2022

Hello lovely people, What does happiness mean for you? For Nonna G it’s duck with orange sauce, dauphinoise potatoes followed by vanilla ice cream, pineapple […]

We Must Never Forget

November 14, 2022

Hello lovely people, Permacrisis (blooming nightmare had too many syllabubs), Collins Dictionary word of the Year “an extended period of instability and insecurity”. I thought […]

Autumn brings much to be excited about

October 31, 2022

Last week I needed to leave the country to get a break; from politics. It’s exhausting. I can’t remember a time when all our national […]

And breathe…

October 18, 2022

My last missive wasn’t too cheery. Thank you to those who helped me smile the following Monday morning. One reply (very different from the many) […]

Two Faces…

October 3, 2022

Good morning lovely people, My face gets me into trouble all the time. If I’m worried or grumpy you know. If I’m happy you probably […]

Take a bow…

September 20, 2022

Good Morning Lovely People, The difference between the new PM (, the rest of us) and the Princess Royal can all be summed up in […]

Solve the problem, don’t pass it on.

September 5, 2022

Good morning lovely people,   Today we’ll hear who the new PM is. They should come clean and admit they can’t do the job but […]

Coming home…

August 8, 2022

Good Morning Lovely People, Having left Italy, with daily a la carte restaurant choices, the big debate this week, is what shape of pasta we […]

O Sole Mio

July 25, 2022

Good Morning Lovely People, This is a short and sweaty post. We’re in Italy. We did one of those last minute dot com type trips […]

When does bad, become too bad?

July 11, 2022

Good Morning lovely people, Deception, manipulation, self interest, corruption isn’t in my world or yours. It’s not welcome or allowed to be. The 7 Nolan […]