by Phyllis Stephen It’s the end of Happy Hours….but surely few people can be unhappy about the announcement from the Scottish Government to bring to an end… Read more “Alcohol measures announced by Holyrood”
What will make me statuesque?
The latest statue to be unveiled in Edinburgh is the imposing figure of James Clerk Maxwell at the east end of George Street. This is the first statue to… Read more “What will make me statuesque?”
A wee recipe to keep you all warm…
My recipe is made up from something I ate in Aberdeen at the weekend – hope you like fish! This is a kind of kedgeree…. Take… Read more “A wee recipe to keep you all warm…”
Why is January at the beginning of the year? It has to be the most depressing month! So why don’t we move it somewhere else with its… Read more “January”
Indolence inside – does it help?
On any day of the week there are almost 8000 men and women held in Scottish prisons. There’s room for just over 6,000. Our prisons must be… Read more “Indolence inside – does it help?”
EU regulation threatens Scottish tradition
According to a Scottish MEP the kiltmaking industry in Scotland could suffer because nobody can agree what a kilt is! Alyn Smith MEP said that “Defining what… Read more “EU regulation threatens Scottish tradition”
It is the 29th of November in Scotland (as indeed it is in most places this side of the international date line). It seems that for some… Read more “Fireworks”
Home Reports and the Housing Market
Whether we like it or not we will have home reports from 1 December in Scotland. According to the RICS website It’s up to the owner… Read more “Home Reports and the Housing Market”
Sculpture in Grangemouth
A Kelpie is a kind of mythical horse. Soon there will be two massive sculptures of Kelpies’ heads at the entrance to the Forth and Clyde Canal.… Read more “Sculpture in Grangemouth”
We have much to thank Michael O’Leary for. He takes us back and forth across the Irish Sea in next to no time and sometimes for… Read more “Cheap flights”
Robert Redford blogs!
Robert Redford blogs too! I am a relatively new blogger but was amazed to find on the Huffington Post website a blog from the great actor himself about oil… Read more “Robert Redford blogs!”
Why do girls wear high heels?
I have seen two or three girls over the last couple of days teetering about on high heels. Why do we do this to ourselves? There is… Read more “Why do girls wear high heels?”
How many zeros are there in Ten Trillion Dollars? You must see this film! You will be amazed, shocked and horrified whilst at the same time you… Read more “I.O.U.S.A.”
Is this an invasion of my privacy? Does this contravene my (newly acquired) human rights in terms of the Human Rights Act 1998 or indeed any rights which I… Read more “Strip Searched”