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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 […]

This is all so complicated

June 27, 2022

Good morning lovely people, In a week when a new Bill of Rights is being presented to Parliament, when we had a perfectly good Human […]

No, it wasn’t a hologram

June 13, 2022

Dear Lovely People, No, it wasn’t a hologram… What’s changed in our world since my seven year old self celebrated the Queens Silver Jubilee in […]

I have a plan

May 30, 2022

Good morning lovely people, What’s unfolding is like an episode of the comedy Blackadder, but not as funny. They had a plan that was “as […]

Numbers never lie

May 16, 2022

Good morning lovely people,   I thought I’d lost this email but I found it next to my ferry tickets and Mastercard statement. What do […]

Basic Instinct

May 3, 2022

Good morning lovely people, (Thankfully I’ve never said “ladies and gentlemen” as that could be offensive if I was working in the House of Commons. […]

All show, no substance with a clear lack of integrity

April 4, 2022

Dear Lovely people We get so much of a show for our money these days but where is the substance to back it up? Will […]

Waiting for the picturesque scenery

March 21, 2022

Dear Lovely people I’ve had a busy couple of weeks so my head is struggling to filter all of the news. I know many of […]

The weather has turned

March 7, 2022

Good morning lovely people What we thought was a nightmare over the last two years was just a few sleepless nights. The world has changed, […]

Lightning never strikes twice

February 21, 2022

This week I thought I’d send you all a questionnaire. I decided I’d ask you to answer truthfully. By accident, it was sent to the […]

Love is all around us

February 7, 2022

Morning lovely people With Valentines slowly approaching we’re sharing some of theloveyou’ve shared with us over the last few months. Thank you for sharing your […]

Time for some fun

January 24, 2022

Good morning lovely people I’d like to dedicate this blog to those who have suffered indirectly due to the effects of Covid, not to the […]

The last week of 2021 I had Covid-itis

January 10, 2022

Dear lovely people The last week of 2021 I had Covid-itis. It’s a new strain that’s been identified by myself and like minded crazy people […]