31st December, 2021

GET BOOSTED.  Stamped on all my Christmas cards.  Yours?  Flashing on signs above motorways.  Have you noticed?  A text from NHSbooster sent to my personal phone on Boxing Day, ‘GET BOOSTED NOW’.  My family received the same.  Did you?  Then, on Instagram,...

21st December, 2021

As a little girl, I was captivated by two films, both of which would live in my heart forever and have played no small part in my life.  Released in March 1965, I was all of five years old – a Gretl look alike – when we drove to Edinburgh to the old ABC...

14th December, 2021

Big Boys Don’t Lie … Oh, yes, they do!  Oh, no, they don’t!  Oh, were this pantomime But Christmas cannot right the wrongs of the year we leave behind. Who would have thought we’d be still here, that little would have changed? Masks,...

6th December, 2021

Torture.  The definition of … Saturday night on Scotrail.  For most, shopping in Edinburgh on a Saturday in December would suffice but to, voluntarily, travel there and back by train is total lunacy.  Never again!  I had done it the day before and, of course,...

3rd December, 2021

I wrote this last year, as you can see from the date, but I just thought I’d post it today.  Still relevant …   STILL MAGICAL … It must have been August, I saw the first cards The perfect excuse?  This year has been hard. But summer’s not...