scotland

Sep
18

On Englishness, Scottishness and Britishness

Somewhere between 20 and 30 years ago, a skinny teenager who had finally outgrown his puppy fat sat watching TV
3 min read
Aug
18

National news media? Yeah, right.

So, today the (allegedly) British media goes into its annual frenzy of exam-results celebration, in predictable style. First we have
Oct
14

Quiet Day

I’ve been having a quiet day today, recovering from various family-related issues and happily scanning my way through some
May
18

View from the First Floor

I’m sat on the upper floor of a Starbuck’s on the [Royal Mile](http://maps.google.com/maps?
1 min read
Jul
25

400 years of pain

What happened 400 years ago today? Unless you were listening to Today on Radio 4 this morning, just as I
2 min read