A selection of work written over the last couple of years.


Retired now, so it could be anything, from anywhere.   Plus lots of photographs.

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Abreast of the Times

Posted on October 18, 2016 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s not that often these days that something irritates me enough to have a rant about it, but here goes.

I am so fed up of self righteous looking women standing in front of a camera and banging on about it being a “woman’s right” to breastfeed in public. Who the hell cares? Women have been breastfeeding in public since time began, without all the hoo ha of the present brigade of latte quaffing, knee bouncing protesters.

Perhaps they should all go ...

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Hurry up Springtime

Posted on February 2, 2016 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (1)

I haven't posted anything for ages on here, but feel in the mood for a bit of a rant. 

Reason for the rant is the proposal to transfer oil ship to ship in the Moray Firth.   When you start reading the speed at which this stuff gets pumped in comparison to the seconds it takes to shut it all down, it's not difficult to understand why so many people who care about this wonderful area are getting so upset.

If these transfers take place within the confines ...

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Posted on August 18, 2015 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

There are many things I should be doing, like finishing the needle felt picture I started last night, making a pom pom for a hat that I have made for a friend, sorting out all my felting wool, for that matter sorting out my knitting wool, finishing a pair of socks that are on the needles and most definitely weeding out another story to send off to a magazine.   And I will get round to all these things but not right now.

I was reminded only this morning of the bravery of one wo...

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Posted on October 4, 2014 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Well that'll teach me.   I posted photographs and rattled on a bit but at the end I pressed "Done" instead of publish and everything vanished except Bow Fiddle, so we'll start again.

September has been a lovely month with a referendum flung in half way through.   I wont dwell on the referendum, suffice to say thank God it's over and common sense prevailed. 

There's been all sorts of things going on, unexploded mine found in a trawlerman's nets just to men...

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Posted on May 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (1)

I came across this beautiful old house recently.   How can something so beautiful, end up like this.   Before I reached home I'd found these words going round my head.

There appears to be lots of controversy surrounding this property but what I do know that in its day it was a very grand house indeed.  finally destroyed by fire but various plans afoot, including building houses within its grounds...

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Day out to Findochty and Port Gordon

Posted on March 28, 2014 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Sometimes when the sun is shining it's a good idea to grab the moment and just head off somewhere new.   That's exactly what I did with my third daughter last Thursday.

It was raining when we left but as you can see from this shot of Findochty, the weather improved the further east we went.   It was nice enough to sit on a bench for a while.

We went as far as Buckie where aforementioned da...

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Duffus Castle and a dust storm

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 1:55 PM Comments comments (2)

I've been meaning to investigate Duffus Castle for a wee while now, so today seemed as good as any.    Looking out the window I could see the winds were still with us.   It's been a howling wind for about 3 days now.   You really notice when youj're in bed at night and the cat sits staring into nowhere with a swishy tail.

It was only when I was driving I noticed that the winds were much higher than I thought.   when I took the turning for the...

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A Blustery March Day

Posted on March 8, 2014 at 6:40 AM Comments comments (0)

It's hard to believe that for the rest of this week I've been laid low with some sort of flu type virus.  But recovered now.   I had to take a short trip into Lossiemouth to find a birthday present for my daughter.   There's a nice little shop down at the harbour which always comes up with something nice.  Winds were high and biting.

On the way home I discovered a new coffee stop that I really like.   Light and airy, nothing pretentious but down a...

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Settled in by a log fire

Posted on February 13, 2014 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)

I can't believe how long it is since I last put an entry in this blog.

This is an amazing area for photography and most days with decent light sees me out with my camera.

Now retired so don't need to worry about sleeping in any more.   The 7a.m. rise is no more.  I was rarely properly awake til 9 a.m. when I served my first customer.

My move back north went well and I am lucky enough to live somewhere that still has a working harbour, albeit smaller boats that...

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Posted on October 30, 2012 at 7:45 PM Comments comments (0)

So yet again the government is thinking up some ridiculous scheme to penalise the motorist yet again.   this time it's motorway usage.   I get so fed up of all this.

It will only mean that the B roads will get clogged up and then we'll get accidents.

Then we have Royal Mail with their £75,000,000 investment into extending their parcel services.   What?...

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