Monthly Archives: February 2015

Dad’s Handmade Scottish Dolls

My Mum’s been doing a massive clear out of her house since the new year so I’ve been coming home with various scavenged bits and bobs along with several boxes of my own detritus. During the recent attic tidy up, I spotted some little …
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February 2015 Book Haul

My 2015 reading challenge got off to a good start with five books completed in January. I was beginning to wonder if I’d made things too easy for myself by setting a goal of reading only thirty six books this year, but …
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Scones and Scone Palace

Thanks to January’s tax return deadline, the start of the year is always super hectic for Dougie. A cheeky wee weekend away works wonders for lowering stress levels, so with a local holiday coming up we decided to head to …
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The Cailleach: Mother Scotland

In Wonder Tales from Scottish Myth and Legend, Donald Alexander McKenzie hails the Cailleach as the mother of all gods and goddesses in Scotland, and Scottish folk tale collector J.G MacKay refers to her as the most tremendous figure in …
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