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Unique in so many ways

Yesterday in Scotland we watched in horror the images on our TVs, computers and phones showing Glasgow School of Art being swallowed by flames. A number of years ago, my husband and I visited the art school, previously only admired … Continue reading

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And it didn’t rain

As a writer it’s always good to be able to say that you have read at a book festival so Borders Writers Forum, an organisation that promotes writers and writing in the Scottish Borders, is enormously grateful to Borders Book … Continue reading

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Drawing tales

Her son had entered the competition, so a friend asked if I could help judge in her place. The competition had been organised by a local artist with the first prize including tickets for a talk by a well-known children’s … Continue reading

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On Mother’s Day I thought of Fanny

The mother I thought of this Mother’s Day was Fanny van de Grift Osbourne Stevenson, or plain, unvarnished Fanny Stevenson. She often swirls around my head. Fanny fascinates me. Her resourcefulness impresses me. A woman of strong views, and many … Continue reading

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Guga and the fizz of coincidence

Something is read, done, comes to your attention and enjoyed. Then the same happens with something else. And you discover the something else has a link to the first something. Each enhances the other and produces the fizz of coincidence. … Continue reading

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