I’m only dreaming

Dreaming. What do we mean by this? Planning an ideal future? Day dreaming on a sunny afternoon about happy memories? A longing to be somewhere else? That strange activity we undertake at night-time? Something else altogether? There are many songs about dreams. Most, if not all, of the ones I know are about night-time dreamingContinue reading “I’m only dreaming”

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Thank you NHS Orkney, Mrs Brown – and Amelia

If you are a regular reader of this blog (thank you) then you might know that I am a huge admirer of Amelia Earhart, the pioneering aviator – or aviatrix as female pilots were known in her day. In 1932 Amelia became the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic. This year, on 2Continue reading “Thank you NHS Orkney, Mrs Brown – and Amelia”

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Life

Life is sad, depressing, hopeless. Life is happy, joyous, full of hope. Which of these statements is correct? Or is it something in between? I think it is all three, depending on life experiences, the day’s events, illness, state of mind, luck, money (sometimes), expectations, and so on. The first weeks of 2016 for meContinue reading “Life”

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The strange story of Renee, who was invited to walk away

A great pop song is a wonderful sound to tickle your ears with. Sadly they seem to be less common these days. I only hear the occasional chart act doing anything interesting – Lady Gaga, Gorillaz, Clean Bandit, and, err… that’s about it. Though, to be fair, I’m not listening to Radio 1 these daysContinue reading “The strange story of Renee, who was invited to walk away”

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Across the Border: Broadcasting in an independent Scotland

  The devil is in the detail. What a great expression. And like many old sayings it carries great truth. Here in Scotland we are moving towards our vote on whether to become an independent country. The referendum will be held on Thursday 18 September, 2014. I think the vote will be against independence butContinue reading “Across the Border: Broadcasting in an independent Scotland”

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