Author Archives: Ian

About Ian

Retired Clergyman, and former RAF person. Lives in SW Scotland. One wife. Two children, three grandchildren and two great grandchildren scattered across UK, Europe and the USA.

Colonoscopy . . .

I am sitting in our living room with a blanket of my knees, the rain is beating on the windows, and the wind is making weird noises round the house. It is the 28th of June, just a week after … Continue reading

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Here we are again . . .

There has been as you can see, something of a pause in the blogging of late. To cut a long story short, I wasn’t feeling to well for some time, had spells of dizziness and symptoms not unlike angina and … Continue reading

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Boris Johnson – by a Psychologist . . .

The following is taken from “The Conversation” and was written by Steve Taylor, you can read about him HERE. It is dated 16 May 2022, 1.37 pm BST. The darkness of Boris Johnson: a psychologist on the prime minister’s unpalatable … Continue reading

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For Vladimir Putin, the sinister cult of victory is all that is left . . .

Vladimir Putin was born seven years after the end of the second world war, and raised on the Brezhnev-era myth of the great victory. A man of no great education, he loved to quote Soviet films and old stories. The … Continue reading

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Brexit . . . again . . .

As you may know, dear reader, we have ceased our membership of the European Union – I mention this because quite a lot of people, it would appear, would have no idea what I was talking about – and of … Continue reading

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Billy Kay’s Address to the Scottish Parliament . . .

The Wee Ginger Dug writes . . . “On TuesdayBilly Kay, the writer, broadcaster, and advocate for the Scots language gave an address to the Scottish Parliament, The Time for Reflection address is not meant to be partisan or party … Continue reading

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Kirkcudbright is a winner . . .

A Kirkcudbright business called “Made on Cloud Nine” entered Kirkcudbright in a competition and the town won a prize. Full marks for enterprise. The details can be found on her Facebook page HERE. And then the page detailing all the … Continue reading

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We are donating fire engines to Ukraine . . .

We are, I read on Twitter, donating fire engines to Ukraine. I wonder if this is seen as a good method of disposing of these old faithfuls ? They had a good outing in the Firemen’s strike of 1977, but … Continue reading

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Tail Wagginess . . .

For sheer tail wagginess this takes a lot of beating . . .

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Matilda Thorpe explains it all . . .

Matilda Thorpe (@tillythorpe) and Rosie Holt (@RosieisaHolt) are the saviours of the nation at the present time.

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