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Back to the future

In May I had convinced myself and then decided that this blog had to be wrapped up and parked; to continue blogging I would need a new one. The technicalities of creating a new blog were simple but I was busy with various things and my heart wasn’t in it. I thought I wanted to […]

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Arts and crafts in airts an pairts

Colinton is a notable place to live with its strong Robert Louis Stevenson connection because as a boy he played in the garden of Colinton Church where his grandfather was minister. Recently, a new statue of RLS as a boy has appeared outside the kirk gate and we are promised narrative panels and an ornamental […]

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More bits and Bob

When we arrived back from the Belgium trip, Bob was clearly not well. They were both well cared for while we were away by a new cat lady, Jenny, as Aileen was on holiday herself, but I had been worried before we left as she wasn’t looking great. Jenny dutifully sent texts each evening to […]

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International rendezvous

Rose and Sly came for their annual visit of mother, opticians (varifocals are wonderful for the nearly fifties) and unusually Belgium. When Wilf was asked what he would like for his fiftieth birthday in February, after a little thought, he wanted R & S to visit the batiment. Being the chief logician, I spent some […]

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Bits and bobs

August in Edinburgh is an odd month if you are a resident – the festivals are in full swing, there might be something worth seeing and you don’t really want to be away when there’s so many folk about. Early on I went to visit the Royal and the Western; hospital orientation visits for the […]

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French feline farce

For some reason I decided that it would be a good idea to take the cats on holiday with me to Brittany. Actually, I know it’s because I like their company and I thought they would like staying in the cottage at Bodelzi with access to the interesting French countryside. But as they do not […]

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Orkneyinga saga

Margaret happened to mention a bus trip to Orkney which she quite fancied but it was 8 nights away and it didn’t quite suit. We had been planning to take her (along with Switzerland which she thinks is a euphemism for being put down but we meant Interlaken and our favourite places) so I proposed […]

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Last Post

So it would seem the posting tardiness is now terminal, more accurately other things got in the way. I have been genuinely busy with the research and distracted by the weather. Life, in the words of Wilf, bimbles along and until today, there’s not been that much worthy to report. Now I find myself reflecting […]

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Brussels Pate and the Fat Cat

The other day a long-standing friend reminded me that I have a tendency to say sorry when there is little need to be apologetic. So this blog post was going to start with an apology for the late arrival of this post but it isn’t. I have a vague notional intention that a post should […]

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Spring Unsprung

There have been a few signs of Spring in the garden: shoots from the many bulbs I planted, the Hamamelis mollis in flower and Iris George has bloomed. Jane would be particularly pleased with the flowers – last year we visited the Hamemelis collection at Kew. Previously we planted Iris George in the cemetery at […]

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