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Early Modern

January 26, 2015

“That’s so Early Modern,” says Sofagurl.

“How do you mean?” I reply.

I told her about my disrupted sleeping pattern: eat between 8 and 9pm, fall onto the bed, make …

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The Most Valuable Raspberry

January 23, 2015

I ate my evening meal at the kitchen table while my landlady tested her two daughters on their spelling homework.

Then they clamoured for her to read them a story. …

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Humans are so inventive

January 19, 2015

The other day I heard an excellent sex anecdote, with a couple of eyebrow-raising twists, and was most amused by it.

But I can’t retell it…that wouldn’t be in keeping …

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Kilmarnock Road Tsunami

January 13, 2015

The other day I was leading a two car convoy looking for a coffee shop in south Glasgow.

I saw it was boarded up, so a little further on I …

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January 8, 2015

I never had a nickname.

It’s interesting to think how they begin.

I went to school with a kid who got the unfortunate nickname of Tosser.

In truth I can’t …

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Accidental Sommelier

January 4, 2015

I was just leaving Marks and Spencer when a bemused Italian granny stopped me and asked for advice about which wine her grand daughter should buy.

I looked at them …

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The usual graffiti

January 1, 2015

On my journey south from Aberdeen today I made a detour through the place I grew up in – Brechin.

I also went for a pee in the bus stop …

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First floor Shangri La

December 31, 2014

I’m always delighted to rediscover the good vibe in my flat when I visit the tenants who rent it.

I was visiting this afternoon to look at flood damage from …

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Killing the retail experience

December 29, 2014

Running into a specialist wine shop and telling the assistant, “Flog me a bottle of wine, about ten quid, don’t care about the colour, I need to leave here in …

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The good old days

December 25, 2014

My Mum’s not well and I’ve been visiting her frequently during the holidays.

Her Alzheimers has left her unable to walk or sit up for any length of time. She …

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