"I'll tell you whit yur gettin, a slap in the face." "I'd rather just hae a bag a chips hen." "Aye, I'll gee you a bag ae chips." "Ta. hen, ta."   (Overheard walking past a Chinese takeaway doorway on my way home from work.)

College Application

I just pressed 'Send'. I’ve been putting this off since January. I kept finding things I ‘needed to do’ first. After a while I realised I had written it time and time again in my head. I was putting it off because until I pressed send there was always the possibility that I could get... Continue Reading →

Swimming with Sharks

A politician may occasionally say one thing but do another. When a shark invites you into the water and promises to teach you to swim. You are responsible for believing the shark. If the shark chooses to turn round and bite you as soon as you get in the water, the blame is as much... Continue Reading →


Words. There are many words. Words which can be combined in an almost infinite combination. When used together they convey not just meaning but expression, emotion and purpose. Some words can hurt, others heal. Some words can be said quickly, without thought yet their effect can be lasting. Haunting. Words bring opportunity or condemn us.... Continue Reading →

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