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My life in Golden Hollow

It seems like half a lifetime since I left my home in Yorkshire to come to Skerray in Sutherland.Yet its only been a few short months. Though hundreds of miles away from all I have known and all those I love, from … Continue reading

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Really Leicester University ,your teaching Research Ethics ?

Ricardian friends will find this ironic the university of Leicester has an Ethics course on Future learn,I find it abhorrent that a university whose head lecturer of archaeology finds it appropriate to excavate human remains with a mattock and hence … Continue reading

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Peace in our time

  While I know that better qualified  ,more eloquent and more informed voices than mine have been raised against the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States ,I feel in good conscience I can’t let this day … Continue reading

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Trump in his own words

I have watched with growing disbelief as Donald Trump has gone from the monster raving loony party choice to serious contender for president .I realise this is the point at which an image of Mr Trump ought to illustrate this … Continue reading

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Dean Faull ,misunderstood scapegoat or “the enemy in our midst?”

(This post  is currently  being updated frequently as events unfold so please find updates at the base of the post .) I am sure regular blog readers will know that I am no fan of Dean Faull ,this is not … Continue reading

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notes

cold on coldness ,pretty and clean looking , a new start snowy whiteness ,, pure unspoiled ,yet below the snow ,chilled and frozen denied light , denied warm the heath and flowers The small wild things unseen unmourned wither and … Continue reading

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Apology

I would just like to add a short post by way of an apology for my long absence ,I am really sorry if anyone who contacted me got a reply too late to be of use to them ,due to … Continue reading

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Skerray ,Sutherland ,where every one is always welcome

I have recently moved North (or even further North )to the beautiful Northern coast of Scotland ,to Skerray in Sutherland  . I am a long way now from Yorkshire ,my friends and my family ,it took 24 hours and 5 … Continue reading

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When is a lawn not a lawn? wildlife friendly alternatives to grass and mowing

A very short post on lawns ,grass lawns are usually high maintenance and very environmentally and for the most part wildlife unfriendly Blackbirds and occasionally thrushes  can often be seen pecking on them. In some rural areas the very lucky … Continue reading

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A cheats costume guide ,how to make a Marie Antionette ,Georgian ,18thc ,colonial gown ,jacket or outfit

A quick guide to making  an 18thc outfit.All you will need  to make any of the 18thc outfits shown is a needle ,thread, cellotape scissors,something to make small holes with for the lacing cord . This is quite a long … Continue reading

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