The Lowlanders outlook at Culloden

I want to write about the Stuarts from their victim’s point of view and Culloden is a good place to start. A great deal has been written on Bonnie Prince Charlie and his Highlanders, all […]

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Writing Joy

Like many others, my writing muse went to sleep during the long isolation of covid and I was even considering giving up on writing and sketching when, in frustration I turned to an old Bernard […]

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Rebirth

Like everything else we all need a rest. I have just taken over the local co-ordinator for the poetry group but that should not be such a drag on my time that I can not […]

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Where heroes dwell

I’ve uploaded Castle Dangerous to the short story pages, it has another name in Bees in my Bonnet but I had to turn to it for an exercise for the local writers’ group who set […]

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I’ve seen it!

So football (soccer) is with us this week-end and we can welcome the commentators back to our screens, a joy, if like me, you’d have gone to a match with friends who share the enjoyment […]

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The age of Old Age

This comes from a Telegraph feature about the idea of people spending less time on pension, which I enjoyed. The feature explored the alternative to the proposal for raising the retirement age with the idea […]

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In the country

I watched a programme about the mental benefits of gardens and the countryside and felt I should share a note from Jefferies, The Amateur Poacher and stick a country story about a poacher, Fishing for […]

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Mouching

Reading old books often provides not only information about the era, but characters for a story and Richard Jefferies’, The Amateur Poacher, was no exception. There are no poachers anymore, they were only a few […]

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Humbug and Harry

It seems wrong to write about the spoiled brat of the Royal Family when there is so much real tragedy and death around the globe. Harry lost his mother in a car crash and I […]

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Out in the country

IN Hugh Thomson’s The Green Road into the Trees, I came across a mention of Richard Jefferies and dug up a book of his, The Gamekeeper at Home, from the library. The book was first […]

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