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January 25, 2017
by Jingsandthings
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European dreams

I should have been born in a warmer climate, but then I wouldn’t have been Scottish, and I rather like being Scottish – especially at present when politics here are amazingly interesting., though often also frustrating. What I want are … Continue reading

May 23, 2016
by Jingsandthings
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Island Voices Galore

One of the projects that’s kept me busy recently, along with finishing the first draft of my next novel, is the publication by Twinlaw Publishing (www.twinlawpublishing.co.uk) of a new book – not mine, but one by Janice Ross. Janice has … Continue reading

April 11, 2016
by Jingsandthings
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On the eleventh day of April

What is so special about the eleventh day of April? A hint. It’s not the eleventh of April this year I’m referring to. It’s the eleventh day of April 1868. Ring any bells? Probably not — unless you live in … Continue reading

February 13, 2016
by Jingsandthings
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February 14th

February 14th. St Valentine’s Day. But who was St Valentine and why do we celebrate it as a lovers’ day with red hearts, roses and sloppy cards? St Valentine was a Catholic saint, or according to some sources one of … Continue reading

February 2, 2016
by Jingsandthings
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You too can have one

We’re all well aware of logos, trademarks, advertising gimmicks and slogans used to promote companies, organisations and goods. We’re bombarded with them wherever we look. Some are trusted household names, a few may carry disliked baggage, others may be brash … Continue reading

November 3, 2015
by Jingsandthings
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A multi-faceted historical mosaic

It was dark when we arrived, and as our bus whisked us from airport to hotel all we saw were the lit windows of shops and their tarpaulin-covered extensions where racks and rails of colourful goods ranged across pavements like … Continue reading

September 21, 2015
by Jingsandthings
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A little slice of immortality

Good news always makes a day go with a swing, puts a smile on your face, a bounce in your step. Makes your fingers dance on the keyboard. My good news this morning is that one of my short stories, … Continue reading

September 11, 2015
by Jingsandthings
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Fruit, fire and foundering

Reading a blog post about the role of environment in writing, prompted me to admit I’d find it difficult to write if I couldn’t recall the natural backdrop to the action of story or novel. Surroundings have always been important … Continue reading

August 14, 2015
by Jingsandthings
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Something important happened here

Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland, maybe a small city (the population is just under half a million)) but is one brimming with history. From medieval Old Town to elegant Georgian New Town complete with gardens and neoclassical buildings, it rolls … Continue reading

August 5, 2015
by Jingsandthings
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Volcanic rock and stone of destiny

Summer is festival time in Edinburgh, and last Sunday, with this year’s poor summer weather weather dry but overcast, we went off to sample the atmosphere. A stroke of luck saw us cruising a city centre street for an unlikely … Continue reading