Scottish Government Fails Exams

In March of this year the Deputy First Minister/Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney, swung the axe and put paid to the sitting of exams in Scotland for the year.  Back then it would be fair to assume that many thought that the lock down and the closure of schools would be a … Continue reading Scottish Government Fails Exams

Scottish Football Returns

Well, it's back and it's as bonkers as ever. Scottish football. In all its glory. Of course, not all the leagues are back, just the SPL (Scottish Premier League) with the lower leagues set to get underway in October. On the 17th of the month by which time the SPL will have played ten match … Continue reading Scottish Football Returns

Blind Leading the Blind

I think there comes a point when you pretty much realise that you are completely ready for lockdown to be over and are ready to return to work and some sort of normality. My point of realisation was last week when I was stood in the bedroom with the window blind wrapped around my head.  … Continue reading Blind Leading the Blind

Trying to Make Sense of Things – Part 2: Katie Hopkins

And so in this second part I don't try to make sense of Katie Hopkins - no one could really but this is about her comments and Twitters decision to ban her forever. Katie Hopkins A lot of people think that Katie Hopkins says what needs to be said and they think she is the … Continue reading Trying to Make Sense of Things – Part 2: Katie Hopkins

Trying to Make Sense of Things – Part 1: Football

Well, there are a number of things to talk about this time so let me begin with... Football - Scottish Let's start with Scottish football and the absolute state that it's in at the moment.  It generally is in a state but after the vote to end the league season due to the coronavirus pandemic … Continue reading Trying to Make Sense of Things – Part 1: Football

Toppling doesn’t mean the end of history

Every time I have tried to write a blog this last week, about current affairs, I can barely get it started before something else happens in the world and everything moves on. We are, of course, still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic although you could be forgiven for thinking that it was in the past … Continue reading Toppling doesn’t mean the end of history

Death by Black Bean Sauce

My hairdresser emailed me (and all the other customers, I assume) last week to give the good news that she has an opening date, though provisional, and that they were currently making the appropriate changes to salon so that they are able to open with social distancing in operation.  I don't think I have ever … Continue reading Death by Black Bean Sauce

It’s fine to miss having a haircut

Good day dear reader.  I hope you are well.  These are difficult times indeed and as we pass the eighth week of lockdown it's amazing to think that we've actually done it.  It's not finished, of course, but if someone had said to you this time last year that pubs, clubs and non-essentials shops would … Continue reading It’s fine to miss having a haircut

A Note to the Selfish People

For this next Lockdown Note I had been going to write about mental health but I’m shunting that a couple of days as I have a few things to read about this current pandemic and mental health and also because something annoyed me and I feel I should write about how selfish some people really … Continue reading A Note to the Selfish People

Say Hello for your Mental Health

Lockdown has been a strange time.  In normal times I walk in and around my local area and we’re lucky to have such a beautiful area to walk around in.  Edinburgh is incredibly lucky that it has so many places of beauty all within a city.  We really don’t have to travel far to find … Continue reading Say Hello for your Mental Health