Life On The Edge: The Birds Of Shetland

Greetings. I am conscious that my target of one blog a month – to be increased to two if possible – has been missed. Badly. By a long way. Nowhere near. Anyway, I will not weary you with excuses. This month I plan to write about my latest Arizona experiences but, first, an article IContinue reading “Life On The Edge: The Birds Of Shetland”

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Flashes of memory – and the latest from Orkney

Back in August 2012 I wrote a blog about memories, called “Sorry, I seem to have forgotten”, and I would like to return to the subject with some more recollections. I wrote about how memories can, sometimes, be just a snippet – it is as if we have a few seconds of film, sometimes grainy,Continue reading “Flashes of memory – and the latest from Orkney”

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Misconceptions about Orkney

Many of our friends had – and probably still have – some strange ideas about what it is like here. Well, why wouldn’t you if you have never visited? So in this blog I would like to dispel a few of the misconceptions that some folk have about Orkney. First, Orkney is in the Hebrides,Continue reading “Misconceptions about Orkney”

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Looking from a different perspective

I grew up in England. It probably doesn’t matter too much exactly where but it was on the borders of East Anglia and the East Midlands, near Peterborough. I grew up English, with an English view of the world. In 1986 I moved to London and, a few years later, got divorced. These two eventsContinue reading “Looking from a different perspective”

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We are living in interesting times. So will the world be turned upside down?

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said “may you live in interesting times”. And we certainly do in Scotland. Suddenly nothing is certain, everything is up for discussion. Actually, let’s start with Confucius. Extensive research suggests – well, I did a Google search – that the phrase is in fact a relatively modern and Western invention. SoContinue reading “We are living in interesting times. So will the world be turned upside down?”

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