22nd December, 2017

​‘Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet...
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15th December, 2017

​Driving Home For Christmas …  How I wish I was.  That song has been in my head – and on the radio – a lot of late, not least following Chris Rea’s collapse on stage last weekend.  Not Chris Rea!  Cheggers has gone too soon but not Chris Rea!  Too many memories....
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4th December, 2017

​‘You’re losin’ all your highs and lowsAin’t it funny how the feeling goes away … ‘ Desperado, Eagles. I understand.  Life is full of highs and lows but this is getting ridiculous!  Last week was not good.  Absolutely choked with something which...
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22nd November, 2017

​Thirty-two years ago, in the summer of 1985, we had just returned to Edinburgh after living in London for a year or so.  We had bought our first flat in Comely Bank Street (for £28,000!) and life was good.  David Cassidy was in the charts again, after a long break,...
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15th November, 2017

​A week of highs and lows, as ever, but one constant is the temperature – it’s freezing!  One other thing – I can barely read this and, as far as I know, the font is no different.  Slightly worrying …  Right, back to my notes and be buoyed by the fact that there...
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