Since you asked…

Very – very – occasionally, I rise to the challenge of answering a few questions posed by another blogger. This is one of those times, so my thanks to Judy at lifelessons for making me bestir myself to respond to these nosy (her word, not mine) questions. If nothing else, this goes to prove that…

Song Lyric Sunday: Duets – ‘Sunshine on Leith’

The Proclaimers – twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid – are arguably a Scottish national institution. It is, for example, an iron rule that any evening wedding ‘do’ that takes place in Scotland must end with ‘I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles)’. This lovely song is a nod towards their birthplace of Leith – once the…

One-Liner Wednesday: Life goes on

“And in myself too, many things have perished which I imagined would last forever, and new structures have arisen, giving birth to new sorrows and new joys”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – –Or, to put it another way…. One-Liner Wednesday 22 January…

One-Liner Wednesday: Plus ça change

“The fault I find with our journalism is that it forces us to take an interest in some fresh triviality or other every day”  – Marcel Proust: ‘Swann’s Way’ (Du côte de chez Swann)  – – – – – – – – –Same old, same old. Proust started writing his magnum opus in 1906. One-Liner…