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Charles Harris
 Perthshire in the snow

Perthshire in the snow

Dear Reader,

AT THE BEGINNING of our New Year, I have enclosed for you a photo of a finished painting entitled, Glen of Ice and Fire, with a small piece I wrote ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Toilet training Pt. Deuxième – the Dodo Fairy calls

The Mummy Diaries – Toilet training Pt. Deuxième – the Dodo Fairy calls

ANOTHER Groundhog week! I’m not sure if it’s because it’s January, or maybe the weather, or maybe it’s because it’s not new anymore.

Is it just me or is everyone finding this ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a REAL tank commander – Part 24 Patriot games in Kuwait

Musings of a REAL tank commander – Part 24 Patriot games in Kuwait

DID somebody say there’s a war on?  Back at the Permanent Joint HQ in the UK (our superior HQ), they were beginning to get a bit twitchy at the number of RAF Tornado losses – five ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries: Lockdown 3.0 – we’ve got this!

The Mummy Diaries: Lockdown 3.0 – we’ve got this!

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all! 

And just like that it’s 2021. We couldn’t wait to see the back of 2020 and what’s changed exactly? Well not much, in fact we are ...

Charles Harris
The words and work of a classical painter in 2020 in a handful of letters and photos

The words and work of a classical painter in 2020 in a handful of letters and photos

FOR MY REVIEW of 2020 I thought I should provide you with excerpts of letters and art that help capture my experiences…

Letter to a friend…

Happily, here is ...

Alan Grant
ThinkBooks: A year in a book club

ThinkBooks: A year in a book club

WHEN AN E-MAIL from the editor landed in my inbox asking for an opinion on a book I’d read in this dreadful year, three thoughts competed instantly for my attention.

The ...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – The socially distant Santa, Christmas baking and Mummy signs off

The Mummy Diaries – The socially distant Santa, Christmas baking and Mummy signs off

WOO HOO – It’s Christmas week, peeps, and I have to say that I’m super excited this year. This has been the most organised I think I’ve ever been. Usually I’m still running around on ...

Stuart Crawford
 Musings of a Real Tank Commander – Part 23 Caught in the SCUD in Riyadh

Musings of a Real Tank Commander – Part 23 Caught in the SCUD in Riyadh

THE AIR WAR had started. We rapidly became swamped with information and statistics – so many radars destroyed there, so many aircraft hit by small arms fire, so many sorties over Baghdad. Very little of ...

Gawain Towler
 The night before Lockdown

The night before Lockdown

‘Twas the night before Lockdown, when all through the house 

Not a citizen stirred, not even a spouse. 

The facemasks were hung by the front door with care, 

...

Emma Hargan
 The Mummy Diaries – Elf and safety for toddlers

The Mummy Diaries – Elf and safety for toddlers

ELEVEN more sleeps to go! After my blog last week, I would like to thank you guys who took the time to give me their tips and advice on how to keep the little darlings ...

Brian Monteith
Being

Being "dragged out" of the EU is saving Scottish lives

HOW a country acts, how its government behaves, is as much a cultural decision as it is a legal one. Laws can be changed or retained, but making decisions, especially difficult and challenging decisions, requires ...

Emma Hargan
The Mummy Diaries – Christmas decorations and little kids do not mix!

The Mummy Diaries – Christmas decorations and little kids do not mix!

SO I WON THE BATTLE of getting the decorations up early! After seeing all the beautiful lights and trees up in the town, our house was starting to look like the Grinch’s cave. And after ...