Archive for ‘Scotland’

September 16, 2019

Just another day in the life of Duncan

by allthoughtswork

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September 15, 2019

Scotland in Motion

by duncanr
September 6, 2019

Eel be seeing you

by allthoughtswork

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This just in: Loch Ness Monster may be a giant eel. Somebody did a 23andMe on ol’ Nessie’s bathwater and no dinosaur residue was found. Time to change his name to Unagi.

August 11, 2019

The Last Druid, fascinating documentary

by allthoughtswork

July 31, 2019

Talkin’ aboot wir language

by duncanr

when we buried my partner a few weeks ago, I addressed the mourners gathered at her graveside

at the pub afterwards, several folk commented on how scottish I had sounded

this didn’t surprise me – since I moved to England 35 years ago, I have dropped uniquely scottish words from my vocabulary and adopted english instead of scottish pronunciation of common words so folk can understand what I’m saying, but when I’m angry, stressed, or emotional I unconsciously slip back into using scottish words and pronunciation, so I found this ted talk on the scottish language interesting – his early school experience exactly mirrored my own
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July 29, 2019

I’ll go halfsies with ya, Dunc

by allthoughtswork

 Inchmarnock, at the northern end of the Sound of Bute in the Firth of Clyde

Scottish Island for sale, comes with ferry, must love cows.

July 21, 2019

The Silence of Scotland

by duncanr

‘Only in silence can we hear the song of nature. Natural silence is not the absence of sound from nature it is the absence of noise from modern life’

July 6, 2019

England likes its corpse roads

by allthoughtswork

A view of Kinder Scout, the highest hill in England's Peak District.

“The practice of roaming freely has led to many clashes over the years, usually with landowners, so the government has determined that every historic byway and thoroughfare must be mapped by 2026, or private land rights will take precedence over traditional mobility.”

So, if you’ve got a corpse road, coffin route, bier way, lychway, burial road, or church way in yer back yard, better get filing.

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June 26, 2019

It means you’ll sleep on sheets tonight

by allthoughtswork

A Very Entertaining Artist Creates A Guide To Show The Languages And Customs Of Different Countries

June 17, 2019

Summer Blues

by duncanr


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