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Impressed at the Spring fling

As I mentioned in yesterday’s blog, I went to the ‘spring fling’ concert at James Gillespie’s high school last night. I went to watch Aliyah and her class perform a piece of music, and an extract of a play they’ve been...

“Out Damn spot”: Shakespeare for kids

For the last two months, my daughter’s school have had the privilege of working together with professional playwright, show producer, director and all round theatrical genius, Tim Wilcock. He has been coming in and volunteering to produce no less...

Creative writing Sundays

In the last couple of months I’ve had the pleasure of taking part in a fantastic activity, organised by Aliyah’s friend’s dad, Boris (who’s also an award winning academic at the uni of Edinburgh by the way). Every second...

Reunited: a short story

Reunited The story begins in the village of Embu, about 30 kilometres away from Sao Paolo. It is a Sunday afternoon in January. ‘Embu das artes’ they call it, because of the flea market where local artists sell their arts and crafts every...

Scottish Spring: four seasons in one day

Thursday this week was officially the first day of Spring. It is admittedly a beautiful season. It starts to get warmer, the sun starts to come out, daffodils bloom, there’s a certain smell in the air that makes you want to be outside as much...

Nycos: Driving with a purpose

I am not a huge fan of driving. I was a late learner. It took three different driving instructors to find one I was happy with. The driving theory and practical exams are the only exams I have ever failed in my entire life! (I passed second time on...

Figs, and why I love them

When my daughter heard I was writing a blog post a day, she decidedly told me I had to write a post about figs. So here goes: If you know me you’ll know I get particularly excited when it’s fig season, especially when I can find decent...

A philosophical coffee break

I thought today, I’d stay with yesterday’s theme, and explore the question of ‘what you were born to do’ a bit more. I know it might seem a little heavy, but roll with it. Grab yourself a coffee (or tea if you prefer), and...

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