Tag Archives: Scotland

Smoked Salmon and WordPress Themes

      Well, I’m still trying out various themes for my blog page, as you can see. I must say I rather like this one …..The Twenty Ten….. It has the clean, crisp look that I wanted and I … Continue reading

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Day 48 of 100 Pleats …… A Lily; a Fankle and a Roup

Day 48 of the 100 Pleats in 100 days Challenge that was set by the lovely Claire and Melissa Well ….what can I say about today’s style ?   I have no idea what I was trying to achieve ….well, actually … Continue reading

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Day 39 of 100 Pleats ……. Highland Fling

Day 39 of the 100 Pleats in 100 Days Challenge ……….the challenge set by the marvellous people at  StoneBridge Hair Accessories…………….. and we’ve gone  ‘North of the Border’  ! To achieve  this style I made a French pleat in the … Continue reading

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Day 31 of 100 Pleats …… Fresh Flowers and a Breath of Fresh Air

Day 31 of the 100 Pleats Challenge and ….once again……I have fresh flowers in my hair. They are gorgeous,aren’t they ?  And they certainly make me feel a little more cheery. Its a rainy, grey day here in East Yorkshire … Continue reading

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Feeling Sheepish ……Don’t EVER Try This At Home !

About twenty years ago we lived in rural  Aberdeenshire;  just outside a tiny village called Monymusk. It was an idyllic location with no neighbours for at least a mile. Our house was completely on its own,  on a road that … Continue reading

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PIPER ALPHA ……… Anniversary.

I first wrote this blog post two years ago …..on the 25th anniversary of the disaster that wrecked so many lives.  Tragic events are often marked in the media in groups of 5 year intervals ….. I guess they think … Continue reading

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Auction ……………. Day 97 of 100

THE ROUP The dictionary gives the definition of  ‘roup’  as a disease of poultry or a word for  ‘shout’.   In the northeast of Scotland it means   ‘auction’.   The  Doric  dialect of that part of Scotland has many … Continue reading

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Injustice and a Fishy Memory ………… Day 73 of 100

Today you find me in a strange mood. I am still feeling metaphorically bruised by a real-life disagreement that I had yesterday.  I don’t usually blog about my feelings ….it is, surely,  boring to read and is of little interest … Continue reading

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A Photo a Day for 100 Days ……. Day 46

46 of 100 Today Scotland makes a momentous decision; probably the most important in its long, proud history. The people of Scotland have to decide whether to become an independent country or to stay in the UK. Many arguments have … Continue reading

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