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Bird World

A Rook flew by me this morning, with something in its mouth. It was being harassed by two Herring Gulls, accompanied by two smaller Jackdaws who thought they might get something out of the fight.

Gulls are persistent in their…

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A Choo!

‘Tis the season to be sniffy
Tralalala lala A Choo!
Pass the tissues rather nifty
Tralalala lala
A Choo!

I’m pretty good at not getting colds very often. But I’ve had one now for a while and I can’t shake

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A Little Bit Of Fresh Air

I’ve been in a rut for a while with my creative output.

It’s a good rut, formed by good daily and monthly habits. But when it becomes difficult to heave those cart wheels out of the well worn track, then…

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It’s Not Gonna Change The World

Hi. Below is the lyric to a song that I started last night and finished this morning. It was inspired by watching a nature programme about the Caribbean. In it there was a simple scene where a gentle man was…

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Words Are Potent

My apologies for a two day absence. Laid low by some unseen virus, and needing rest. But if I’m gone, I’ll be back. At least until I’m not.

The words we use to communicate are potent. But they don’t always…

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Friendly Face

I don’t often go to the pub these days except when I’m away with friends. But yesterday I went for a pint and a whisky in the “Farmers Bar” of a local hotel. It’s usually quiet there…the farmers are too…

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Build Resilience

I’ve got something difficult to do today. It involves trying to reboot two relationships that have deteriorated over the last few months. It’s scary because I know that those people think I have done something wrong. And I have no…

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Fake It Till You Take It

Taking our own advice?

We’d like to think that when we give it, we take it.

But who would want to take advice from us? Especially us!

In my experience, any wisdom that occasionally comes out of my mouth or…

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The Snowman

The Snowman was brilliant white
As pure as the purest snow
But he went and drank himself silly one night
And next morning his feet were
Yellow

I’ll get my coat…

….and my mittens, and my scarf. And a sledge…

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Let It Snow

Let it snow, let it snow, Let It Snow.

Away to see the grand weans, as we won’t be able to at Christmas. And, yes, here in Falkirk the gods have smiled on us and, shortly we will be…

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Kissing The Earth

Sadly there was a dead otter at the place where I walk to this morning. It looked like it had been crushed by a car on the nearby road. It must have been a shock to the driver, who clearly…

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Walking And Talking

I wasn’t just walking today. I was Walking And Talking. My son Michael was with me on my morning wander.

it’s nice to have him over from Malaga which, as you probably know, is in the year round pleasantness…

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