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Winter bites

Can’t believe it is the end of April. It feels so cold outside at the moment. A cold northerly wind combined with wintry showers is just not what we expect at this time of year. 220 more words

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Paternal grandfather Thomas

The composer’s grandfather on his father’s side was Thomas Ireland (b. 30 April 1785). This Ireland originated from Strathmiglo, a small village near Cupar in Fife, a town where the principal trade was the manufacture of brown linen, initially on hand looms, subsequently in power loom factories. 124 more words


A New Garden grows Anticipation and Patience

Moving house means inheriting a garden. Moving house in winter, as we did, requires a great deal of patience and yet loads of anticipation, especially when you know that the previous gardener was a member of  380 more words

Here And Now

Summer and Winter together

Looks like the seasons are all mixed up here in Fife (and pretty much most of Scotland) at the moment. Yesterday was a lovely sunny Spring day. 194 more words

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the flavours of scotland

My 35 day stint overseas comes to an end with my week in Scotland. I was able to experience bits of Edinburgh, Fife, … 1,267 more words