Visiting the Merlion

Reading time: < 1 min Talcum powder is at the top of my packing list. Internal debates about camera lenses and electronic devices have begun. Laptop or iPad? Prime and Telephoto? Neither or both? One or all? Flights are booked, same hotel in Chinatown as last time, which means the same street bar on the corner. Race tickets are bought, […]

The rivers flow

Reading time: 3 mins My home town of Dumbarton sits on the River Leven, the second fastest flowing river in Scotland, don’t ya know. The Leven is the main outlet from Loch Lomond and flows from the Loch down the valley, through my home town where it joins the mighty River Clyde. The Clyde dominates the history and culture […]

Water Falling

Reading time: 3 mins The menial chores were easiest when she was lost in herself, a place she had visited more or more since it happened. Deep in thought she slowly moves around the kitchen, putting each item back in the proper place, wiping down the surfaces, filling the sink for the stack of dishes waiting to be washed. […]

Stolen Bike

Reading time: < 1 min Saturday was not a good day. It started with a broken bottle. I’d ordered a replacement bottle of vanilla syrup, a little bit of decadence for my weekend coffee, but it arrived shattered and oozing syrup everywhere. Not a great start to the day. I tidied it up, washed down the other items that were […]

The White Stick

Reading time: 3 mins I can still remember the white stick. That’s what we called it, “get the white stick” we’d say. It must have been an old chair or table leg, the dull chipped white paint from years gone past, reconstituted into a rounders bat, or corner post, or whatever other need we had for a foot or […]

Apple Watch

Reading time: 3 mins Uh oh A photo posted by Gordon McLean (@gmclean) on Apr 12, 2015 at 4:22am PDT On Sunday I got to try on an Apple Watch. Two in fact, one was the stainless steel Watch with the stainless steel link strap, the other was the space grey Sport Watch with a black rubbery strap. I […]