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February 2019 – man removes clothing on Aboyne golf course

“It was so warm we had to take our pullovers off on the golf course.” This statement was made to me today by an Aboyne resident who had been enjoying the full benefit of a record temperature for February on … Continue reading

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Adolescents, adverbs and conjunctions

Subtlety tends not to be in the nature of the adolescent. It is all or nothing…… Continue reading

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Resolutions

Belatedly, I have begun my new year resolutions which are: 1. To keep this blog regularly updated and 2. To recover physically from the injuries inflicted during 2018 – notably the fall and broken arm last August, which put paid … Continue reading

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Welcome 2019

A happy new year to all followers of this blog and all good wishes for 2019. May all your troubles be small ones, and may those who care for you be generous and kind and fill your bowl with happiness. … Continue reading

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Down to earth

Followers of this blog may have noticed that there has been a long silence since the summer, when I wrote about the joy that is the annual stroke care audit in Scotland. Blessed relief? Serious illness? Death? Nothing so dramatic. … Continue reading

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Stroke Care in Scotland

Apologies for the length of this post. As I do every year, I am providing a link on this blog to the annual Scottish stroke care audit – now called the Scottish Stroke Improvement Programme or SSIP as we shall … Continue reading

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Heat, hot air or humour?

I don’t know whether this summer’s extended heatwave is beginning to get to me but I think I am in danger of turning into a grumpy old fart or GOF. Chorus from certain family members: “Turning into..?!” This morning my … Continue reading

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Heat

In the mid 1970s, I spent a year working as a lecturer at the Federal Advanced Teachers’ College in Okene, Nigeria. I say “working”, but in fact the College had not actually been built due to a significant dispute about … Continue reading

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A Life in the Day of Archie

I cannot decide whether or not I am a dog lover. This is the sort of problem that I have the inclination to mull over now that I work only part-time.     Here I am with my dog, apparently … Continue reading

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Links

First link. As promised, a follow-up to my previous post. Second link. I can recommend Lost and Found , a recently published book by Dr Jules Montague, a neurologist from London with whom I shared a discussion on Radio Scotland … Continue reading

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