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May 28, 2018

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 It’s ironic really that some genius in the academic world had the smart idea to schedule national examinations during Scotland’s best chance of decent weather. We have a tiny window of opportunity – barely a porthole – for the sun to shine in Scotla...

May 7, 2018

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 Clare, my dentist, said her favourite part of Soup is The New Coffee is the day Soup Bling is exported into the Scottish countryside for a team-building event. She said I must have experienced a few in my working life. Indeed – I’ve attempted Soup B...

April 10, 2018

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Last week I received an email from Amelia ‘outskirts of Aberdeenshire’ asking about the Meadows in Edinburgh. She had a vision of poppy fields and frolicking rabbits and couldn’t understand why Callie would set up a soup kiosk in the middle of a past...

March 12, 2018

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Of course Chips was highly delighted when I told him we were going for a donder down Colinton Dell. The shrubby, tree-lined path, which weaves alongside the Water of Leith is like heaven to the intrepid dachshund. But the real skill comes -not in neg...

March 6, 2018

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Chips and I were heading out this morning when Mr Thom, my neighbour, stopped me to express his empathy for Robert Lithgow’s predicament in Knitting Haggis. Seemingly he, too, has been chasing a package that hasn’t arrived. After scouring his recycli...

February 7, 2018

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Like many writers, I grew up in libraries: primary school, high school, college and universities, hospitals and local council. One of my earliest reading memories is The Tiger Who Came to Tea – something I’d never cope with as an adult! Most Saturday...

November 17, 2017

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Every Sunday my friends and I try to go hillwalking - mostly in the Pentlands, overlooking Edinburgh. Over the years we've had many experiences and all weathers! 

My weekly #Pentlands hike

Set off on Turnhouse, Carnethy, Scald Law,
Keep on climbing a...

September 29, 2017

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This September my friends and I took part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl 2017. What a fantastic way to enjoy Edinburgh’s secret venues and fundraise at the same time

September 25, 2017

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Spring: Crossing Jawbone Walk on a spring morning when the cherry blossom blows like pink snow across the Meadows. If I’m ever driving through the Meadows there are about 5 or 6 sets of traffic lights to pass through - I always hope they turn to red...

September 15, 2017

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Sunny has lived with Being Gil’s Sister for twenty-three years. Floundering in the shadow of her perfect brother she has modest ambitions: laughing, living, loafing and lusting. Her story takes us around some popular, less-well known and fictitious s...

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