Ho Ho Holy Shit… December

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I am having fun. This must be true because time is flying, it seems like only yesterday we were wandering round Edinburgh Zoo! Since then, we’ve had gigs, trips to London and Manchester and, all of a sudden, it’s December and Christmas looms large. Most years I’d take this week and next week to slowly…

One day I might learn

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Like many people, I like to ponder self-improvement, how I will read more books, learn to play the guitar, exercise more and invest in myself more than I have. However it seems that deep down I’m actually not that bothered, that I must be happy enough with where I am in my life at the…

Weekender

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Out on Friday night with some of our ‘new’ friends (and made some more as it happens, it was that kinda night). Pondered buying a guitar (acoustic, I can’t play). Saturday. A flight to London, the company of two very very lovely ladies, a cheeky wee night out, bed as the sun came up. Sunday….

It's not easy being green

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Last year I flew to America (visiting Boston and Chicago) and this year I’ll be flying to London (twice) and to Singapore later in the year. I’m travelling much more than I used to so I guess it’s only natural that I’m pondering how to rebalance my carbon emissions. This definitely played into my decision…

Last Sunday…

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Final day of a long weekend in London, and no plans at all. And so it was that Kirsty and I spent a lovely day just wandering about, no real aim at all. We dumped our bags at Paddington left luggage (yes, we included a marmalade sandwich just to make sure) and decided we’d head…

Last Saturday…

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The hotel Kirsty and I were staying was part of new budget range which is slowly branching out from it’s Asian roots. The service is good, the rooms clean and well appointed but very very small and you pay only for what you want (towels, TV, late check out, even the option of a window…

Last Friday…

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I always enjoy visiting London and I’m lucky that when I do I also know a lot of lovely, friendly, funny, engaging people who I can meet (I’m still trying to fathom why they keep agreeing to it, and can only presume that it’s some form of charity outreach program?). The reason for the trip…

Getting around

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Boston in the fall. Lovely, even though I only had a few hours to wander the streets and take the duck tour. Gorgeous place, friendly people, definitely one to revisit.  I was a little bit spoiled by the fact it was around 21C in glorious sunshine but, nevertheless, Boston has a charm that is almost…

So that was London

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Home, fighting off a cold, thinking back over the past few days. London is always interesting, a hustling, bustling, somewhat odd place. I spent Thursday wandering around with my mate, eating a huge, delicious salt beef sandwich for lunch, chatting about life, love, and more. We, as usual, set the world to rights, and caught…

This Friday, for one night only

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As I previously mentioned, I’ll be in London at the end of the week and, specifically, on Friday night I’ll be in the Ship & Shovell from around 6pm (probably earlier, I’m always early). Several other people will turn up, some you may know online, some you may have met before, some you may have…

Photo 101

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I’ve packed in my photography course, largely because the ‘lecturer’ was about as far from a natural teacher as I could imagine and, whilst it’s interesting seeing someone talk about the photos they took, I couldn’t face sitting there for 3 hours a night, 10 weeks in a row, hearing story, after story, after story….

London Calling!

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Right then you lot, let’s get this sorted out. I will be in yonder London Town for a couple of days at the end of the month so this is your chance to meet a world renowned blogger, ply him with booze and hope that you can understand his Scottish brogue. Alternatively, it might just…

Ho Ho Ho!

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I’ve almost finished my Christmas shopping. I have one more item (possibly in two parts) to buy and all that will be left will be to badly wrap said presents. And I guess I should buy a Christmas tree at some point but that can wait. Part of my longer term plan for the coming…

Influential? Me?

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One of the reasons I started this blog was as a way of exploring my thoughts about our profession, from specific issues to wider themes. It’s only been going a few years, but I’ve learned a lot since then both writing here, and reading the thoughts of other bloggers in this industry. I live and…

The long wait

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Travelling back from London last week, I landed at Glasgow on time so knew I had 30 minutes to kill until I was getting picked up. Plenty of time for a coffee and to continue reading the book that had held me engrossed for the short flight. Seating was at a premium, but I spotted…