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An Caisteal and Beinn a'Chroin 27 & 28 - Good Times!

I watched the weather from the car window as I drove past Loch Lomond. Dark menacing clouds hogged the hills and intermittent rain showers and bright sunshine had me flipping the sun visor and window wipers alternately, whilst wondering if “it was gonna lift”. 881 more words


Runaway, Munro

Runaway is the title story of a collection by Alice Munro, that was originally published in the New Yorker, and is available to read here… 474 more words



the hardest thing I have done in a long time!  I continue on my journey to improve as a human being… mental as well as physical… this I would love to do again but not in 34 degree heat!! 12 more words


Munro bagging

In many ways, I wish this post was about ascending Scottish peaks in the steps of Sir High Munro – but it isn’t.  I do have an ambition to bag a Munro or two, but something has always put me off – not the distance nor the hard-work, but the hideous ubiquity of small biting insects which (I fear) would be all too keen to taste of my virgin blood.   368 more words

Munro pump

The Jillian pump by Munro. Designed for a comfortable fit. 2-inch heel. Removable insole. Shown in beige. Also available in black, brown and navy blue. 35 more words


Dear Life, Alice Munro

Pride: POV and clichés

I came back to this story so as to have a look at how Munro handles large stretches of time and gives texture to her protagonists’ lives within the confines of a short. 2,784 more words


Too Much Happiness, Alice Munro

Hardback, 320 pages

Chatto & Windus 2009

Free Radicals: Bereavement and the Damage Done

‘Free Radicals’ is a short story in two parts. It is also a masterpiece. 1,666 more words