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Quick Stroke


 There are several things one cannot do at the same time.. most of which include “have a stroke and….”

Some of you may remember that I had one following a car crash last November and they think this is why I described graceful cartwheels over my motorcycle handlebars, ending up in hospital with various injuries a couple of weeks ago. 141 more words

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Words of Wisdom

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” Stephen King


Lucky Dip: Where are designer clothes changing attitudes to poverty?

Tolouse and his similarly dressed crew, who call themselves the Commandos, are wearing outfits that, “kop to tail” (head to toe), cost up to $1,120 each.

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Jest for Genealogists

I’ve got to admit that when I am commissioned to research the ancestral family members of my clients, I (very, very) occasionally guffaw at the new names discovered – and then wonder how to break the news. 172 more words

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All good things.............

There are two ways that can end, aren’t there? All good things around us are sent from Heaven above, OR all good things must come to an end. 445 more words

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FB Page Draw.

My FB Page https://www.facebook.com/ailsaabraham70  has reached over 200 likes. As promised I am going to do a draw – TWO lucky winners will receive e-copies of the book of their choice. 52 more words

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Lucky Dip: Let The Storm Wash The Plates

In memory of the great Scottish poet, Edwin Morgan, who died on the 17 August 2010. He was Scots Makar and Glasgow Poet Laureate. His poems made up a considerable proportion of my Secondary School education and his images of Glasgow past and present in particular formed part of my understanding of the identity of the city where I grew up. 231 more words