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Community spirit alive and well on Deeside

When tragedy strikes, it is often the small, quiet actions that are the most appreciated by those affected. The warm handshake, the understanding smile, the bowl of soup handed in at the door, the offer of help with suddenly overwhelming … Continue reading

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Inappropriately named storms?

Storm Eva? Storm Frank? Doesn’t quite instil fear, does it? Storm Slasher – now there’s a good rough, aggressive, manly sort of name. Perhaps it is because most of the Franks and Evas I know wouldn’t hurt the proverbial fly. … Continue reading

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1st August

1st August – Aboyne Highland Games. Cabers tossed, bagpipes played. Dry all day(almost). 1980 paces around Aboyne Green. Archie unimpressed by the skirl of the pipes      

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An eclipse eclipsed

A 90% eclipse of the sun on Deeside at 09.35 am  on 20 March….eclipsed by some low cloud            

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A date for your diary

This is Archie basking in Deeside sunshine on 8 March 2015. He is wearing a purple Stroke Association neckerchief, because on 10 May 2015 he will be taking part in a Stroke Association Step Out for Stroke event on Aboyne … Continue reading

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Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014 on Deeside                            

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Step out for Stroke Revisited

Enthusiastic readers of this blog will remember that almost a year ago, Hamish and I undertook a sponsored walk – Step Out for Stroke – at Glamis Castle. I thoroughly enjoyed my visit to Glamis, though at the time, Hamish complained loudly … Continue reading

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Rodelinda

To the Deeside Community Theatre for a production of Handel’s Rodelinda by Scottish Opera. They are on tour throughout Scotland until 2 November. Yes, even here in the depths of rural Aberdeenshire, we are sometimes touched by high culture. You … Continue reading

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Deeside Stroke Group

The Deeside Stroke Group has now existed for three months. We meet weekly to exercise in a cold hall in the centre of Aboyne.  The NHS  provides no ongoing rehabilitation for stroke survivors – you have to manage your own, … Continue reading

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Reception desks and other welcomes

The word “reception” has a variety of meanings – we talk about a drinks reception; there are reception classes in primary schools; it is a word, above all, suggesting a welcome and, hopefully, the open arms of friendship. I am … Continue reading

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