On Englishness, Scottishness and Britishness Paid Members Public
Somewhere between 20 and 30 years ago, a skinny teenager who had finally outgrown his puppy fat sat watching TV in his front room in a small Scottish town. He was probably with his younger brother, and was almost certainly reading – until he heard the BBC children’s presenters wish
National news media? Yeah, right. Paid Members Public
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 [http://sexyalevels.tumblr.com/]. Tomorrow, inevitably, it’ll be all about how A-levels have been dumbed down But that’s not what’s really irritating me.
Quiet Day Paid Members Public
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 to the normal journo blogging business tomorrow.
View from the First Floor Paid Members Public
[https://i0.wp.com/www.onemanandhisblog.com/content/images/2005/05/royalmilestar.jpg] I’m sat on the upper floor of a Starbuck’s on the [Royal Mile]( http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=55.9505555556,-3.18555555556&spn=0.01,0.01&q=55.9505555556,-3.18555555556 [http://maps.
400 years of pain Paid Members Public
What happened 400 years ago today? Unless you were listening to Today [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/] on Radio 4 this morning [http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/today/runningorder/ram/today4_0820_20030725.ram], just as I was, you probably have absolutely no idea whatsoever. In fact,