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.

The Turn of the Year . . .

Christmas came and went quite painlessly. There were only the two of us.Earlier we had anticipated visits from either of both of our sons and their partners. The Lincolnshire son is immunity compromised so the virus situation precluded any move … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Keep your ideas to yourself – a moral tale

A pride of lions was sleeping in the shade of an acacia tree. A lioness awoke, her ears pricked; she sat up and surveyed the area. Coming towards them was a human being wearing a khaki drill shirt and shorts … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Charlotte Hughes, a doughty fighter . . .

I cut and paste below today’s entry from Charlotte Hughes’ blog. A lady I greatly admire and whom I would like to meet although that doesn’t seem likely given age, Covid, time and distance involved. Support her if you can … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Seagulls – thoughts on . . .

Seagulls eh ? What would you do with them ? Actually, since we don’t eat fish and chips outside our seagulls are no great problem to us, except that that are a bit anti-social in the matter of where and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What a spectacle . . .

When all else fails, and boredom strikes, post a photograph. Chair-side scene during Covid.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Mummy, Mummy, nobody likes me . . . “

Our European friends tell it as it is . . . ‘A fire-eater who’s run out of fuel’: European press lays into Boris Johnson Continental media are in no mood to donner un break to the British PM, sensing the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Splash” . . .

Of all the daft things to be doing at the present juncture, a few days before Christmas and the New Year, and with Omicron bearing down on us all, here we are trying out a replacement for our little Toyota … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Cinnamon – beta release

Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Cinnamon has been released . . . HERE

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Nothing to see here . . .

We have finished our Christmas Cards and now await the cards from people we have omitted or didn’t expect. We are also fortunate in that the Postie will take items to be posted, and does not simply deliver. Thus I … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

“Do not forget the tree . . . “

The present Pope is very good at short homilies, something I could never do. Today is my 88th birthday so I was particularly taken with these few words about “the elderly” . . . “Do not forget the tree. Never … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment