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Today we spent our first day in Hong Kong. I can’t believe I’m actually writing this, but it exceeds both Beijing and Shanghai. Shopping, nature, art and the buzz of a thriving city all rolled into one, I am absolutely in love. 17 more words


Day in the town!

Hi all!! It’s Saturday and I’ve had the loveliest day out in the town. Don’t you just love weekends when you have nothing planned then end up having a great day because it’s all so unexpected?!? 113 more words


Award-winning piper shares love of Scottish music

New Hamburg Independent
By Lisa Hagen

What is the most important thing to remember when playing the bagpipes?

“Try not to flash anyone,” laughs piper Andrew Huxley-Osborne in reference to the traditional pipe-playing kilt. 513 more words


Scotch Broth

Classic winter warmer, infinitely variable but always warming the body, and comforting the soul.

Serve with a sprinkling of curly parsley. Aye, and a hunk of bread; “doorsteps” only please. 553 more words


Cullen Skink - Smoked Fish Soup

Lovely sounding name … not! A potato soup with attitude.

Just a hearty, winter-defying, one-pot meal of potato, leek, and smoked haddock, that needs only some good home-made bread or rolls beside it (with perhaps a sliver of good cheese).   483 more words


Day in the Life: Curator at Yay! YA+.

With the latest announcement for 2016’s Yay!YA happening earlier this week, Scotland’s Young Adult festival, there’s no finer time to learn a little about what goes into putting on such an event. 793 more words


Greenock Story: The Glass Red Rose

photo from Dunrod Hill (gm7something.wordpress.com)

There was an old road, they called it ‘the Roman road’, which led there once upon a time. The farm, like the family, used to stand proud and shiny as it looked hopefully towards the loch. 1,287 more words