The big journey

Spring forward, fall back. In the early hours of Sunday morning the clock went back, gaining us an additional hour that day as we exited British Summer Time and head Spring forward, fall back. In the early hours of Sunday morning the clock went back, gaining us an additional hour that day as we exited British Summer Time and head into autumn and winter.

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Yards of haystacks

Haystacks — the old beehive kind, not the modern giant wine bottle cork ones. And as for yards… well yards of painted canvas spread over a significant number of paintings. Makes me wonder, why haystacks? Why did they become such popular subjects for painters as cute children and dreamy landscapes?

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The pompous pied piper

For the final two weeks of the campaign the referendum rages with relentless fury across Scotland, battering and bullying like a fierce winter storm. Politicians gust from media conference to meeting venue to walkabout, blowing in one direction then another, fear stories flying like guided missiles, rebuttals defiantly mouthed in the teeth of the howling gale.

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