Monthly Archives: May 2018

Fuschia Pink, Azure Blue, And Turquoise

I’ve just bought 3 Soumkine notebooks, from those fine people at Cult pens, to bring a bit of colour to my writing. There have been occasions when I did write in a multitude of colours, which I must be honest … Continue reading

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Evie, It’s Almost My Mum’s Name

My mum, bless her was called Eva Kaye, a name I suppose not too dissimilar to Elsie, my grandmother’s name; so then to meet a little girl called Edith, at Houton Quoy; well it was the key for more flashback time, … Continue reading

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Sea Frets; And St Ives In Stromness

Car changeover day, so in Kirkwall by eight am, which meant to be up at six to greet the first 8 degrees sea fret of the trip. The new car is brand-spanking new, a real royal blue sort of  SWFC … Continue reading

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A Voice For All Seasons

Linklater voice in the Orkneys provided last weeks educational expose. More body movements than for such a very long time; what doesn’t ache is probably numb. New friends; from Persia, Italy, Australia, Vienna, Oslo and Berlin. We learnt about our voices, … Continue reading

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Impatience Is The Bedrock Of My Inability As A Proofreader

I am on the fifth read-through of my latest work, and still I find mistakes, or errors of judgement. It is time I think to return to recording my words, as the last phase of editing, though to do that … Continue reading

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Is Nostalgia Such A Bad Thing; Is It Not Good To Look Back​

When I went away fishing I took my old arts and crafts bag with me. I found a sketchbook in there, bought at the Tate for sketching and writing I guess, but begun in 2012, and last opened in 2016. … Continue reading

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