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The Wigtown Trilogy (unofficial)

The Wigtown Trilogy (unofficial)

A while ago, I put a little posting up on here about Wigtown - Scotland's national book town which is only a mere 30-odd miles or so from my home. I mentioned that it is a wonderful, bookish sort of place and that it has a rather fine book festival each year. Although...

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That was the decade that was…

That was the decade that was…

Well, here we are at the end of 2019 and about to embark on a new decade. Well, unless you're one of the pedantic types who says that the next decade doesn't actually start until 2021 'cos there wasn't a year zero. Which sounds mathematically reasonable, but is pretty...

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Sea Fever

Sea Fever

The other day, I was sitting around doing something or other (as you do) when Glenda sent me a link to a video. At first, I didn't pay it much attention but when I got around to watching it, I was absolutely entranced. It isn't very long - only about 8 minutes or so -...

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Forging ahead…

Forging ahead…

No, no, it's OK - don't all groan at once. I bet you all thought that I was getting back into my bad old habits didn't you? Nothing new on here for over three weeks, but there are good reasons for that - we've been a tad busy round these parts. There have been...

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And slowly and surely…

And slowly and surely…

...they drew their plans against us! No, Drummore has not been invaded by Martians! It is, however, inching closer to having a working smithy in the village once more. Thanks to Glenda, the old Drummore Smiddy now contains an anvil again. It's a bit of a baby one...

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A good photograph…

A good photograph…

...is knowing where to stand. Or so Ansel Adams is supposed to have said. And I don't think I can imagine any more apt turn of phrase to introduce another absolutely brilliant photographer whom I have been fortunate enough to meet since moving to Scotland. Ladies and...

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