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 the pretty girls celebrating. Tomorrow, inevitably, it’ll be all about how A-levels have been dumbed down But that’s…

Quiet Day

I’ve been having a quiet day today, recovering from various family-related issues and happily scanning my way through some old negatives. This particular one was taken on St Andrews beach, probably in 1989, just after I left school.Back…

400 years of pain

What happened 400 years ago today? Unless you were listening to Today on Radio 4 this morning, just as I was, you probably have absolutely no idea whatsoever. In fact, 400 years ago today, James IV of Scotland was crowned…