Monthly Archives: February 2012

Silent Sunday

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I had a lovely day-trip to Durham on Monday.  It’s about 2.5 hours or so from here on the train, which is pretty good, although I didn’t plan my final connection on the way back and ended up with 45 … Continue reading

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Book review: Her Fearful Symmetry

I feel a bit of a fraud when I title something as a ‘review’ because really what I’m writing is ‘what I thought about this book’ rather than an objective-ish account.  A bit more like the book reports that we … Continue reading

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Blur of woodsmoke is on tour

Today I am on tour!  I have guest posted about femininity (and my issues with it) over on the fabulous Dorkymum blog. Dorkymum is one of my very favourite bloggers, and takes brilliant photos, so do check out her site if … Continue reading

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Water of Leith Geowalk

I just realised that I never really posted anything much about the Geowalk I went on a couple of weekends ago on the Water of Leith.  I forgot to take my camera, so only took a couple of pictures.  It’s … Continue reading

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Marching for equal marriage

I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day.  I won’t bother going into the reasons, because they’re all the usual ones.  But today was very different.  Today I went on my first ever march! – the Love Equally march … Continue reading

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Film review: Man on Wire

As soon as I finished this watching this film on DVD last night, I had to jump on the computer to record my immediate thoughts! ‘Man on Wire‘ is a dramatised documentary about Philippe Petit‘s amazing stunt in the 1970s … Continue reading

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Trivial but useful weekend DIY

Here’s something I was meaning to post last weekend but forgot.  It’s a very trivial but very useful bit of DIY furniture modification! Like everyone else I know, I have a bazillion chargers for electronic things (how come as phones … Continue reading

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I’m just back in from my writing group, which was a bit different from usual this week.  Normally, we discuss a poem (or occasionally short fiction), then we have 20-30 minutes to write something new, then we discuss our newly-drafted … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Science Festival 2012: what looks particularly amazing

Oooh, I love the Science Festival. I love them even more since they just gave me Buck’s Fizz at 10:30am. I was attending the festival launch in the National Museum of Scotland. They have a lovely new auditorium that I … Continue reading

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