131 entries in this archive

Thursday 19 March, 2015

A welcome to a new grandchild

Today I have added two odes and a longer piece which tells of the excitement leading to the birth of our second grandchild.

Ethan is now a toddler, racing around, full of fun and mischief.

He is nearly always laughing.

And now he is on the edge of speaking. He has a LOUD voice!


These are “Flying Start” “Sprint Finish” and “Ethan’s Big Event

Wednesday 18 March, 2015

Ecelctic Mix

Three items today.

Quando” is and Ode to Spring, in Italian with a following English version.

EnJurance” is a tiny Ode to accompany a Thank You gift.

Get Back!” is a short, sad tale, that could be true.

Tuesday 17 March, 2015


Today you have a bonus bunch of four pieces added.

Largo, Glasgow Fair,1954” is a Boyhood Tale, which is true.

This is a quick read that may bring back memories of Scottish beach holidays when the Sun always split the skies and the sea was warm!

Dermot the Pig” is a tiny little ode, a poem for Matthew and Ethan. Guess what its about?

Francesca Allegra” is an ode for our Italian Tutor. Francesca is very special. What a girl!

 It is in mangled Italian, deliberately, so may be inaccessible, even if you read Italian!

Topolina and Nerone” is a cat meets mouse tale. They meet in their dreams, so nobody dies!

This is a 10 minute “read to at bedtime” story.

Sunday 15 March, 2015

Candy Floss and Death by Misadaventure

Halloween in Aberdeen” is a romantic tale set in today’s world.

Sealed” was concocted by the Muse, raking around in my past experiences.

I hope you like them.

Any chance of Feedback?

Thursday 12 March, 2015

Two Tales for younger Children

Hoppity Horace and Henry George at the Birthday Party” is a short story for parents and grandparents to read aloud.

Pinocchio and Cuccinella” is also a read aloud story, with an Christmas theme.

Wednesday 11 March, 2015

One singer, two songs? And a poem, set to music.

Although I sing and have an eclectic taste in music, sadly I do not play and instrument.

My friend Donald sings, plays and composes.

How clever is that!

From a Wheelbarrow” is an open prose poem written as a challenge set by Donald.

Quiver Ma Knees” and “And the dark rolling seas” are two songs written for Donald, as a return challenge.

I await the outcome.

(A revised version of this website may include MP3 files, so perhaps we may hear Donald sing these songs for us?)

Tuesday 10 March, 2015

Love that Lasts

Diamond Minds” is a fictional story based on my parents. It will however, ring true for anyone left who knew them. Or so I hope.

Embers” is a different tale, of a love that endured over many long years.

Both are short 12 minute reads.

Monday 9 March, 2015

Romance at work, and listening in to a Friend

Two disparate tales, both short, gentle, and hopefully entertaining.

Scratch!” tells of a Professor McCready, a famous surgeon, and Sally, a Theatre Sister.

Both are keen golfers.

Glue Gen” tells of a garrulous lady meeting and equally garrulous man.

Sunday 8 March, 2015

Three Occasions marked by Odes

Yes, do forgive my Germanic Capitalisation!

High Stepping Boy” is about a toddler ‘escaping’ by climbing a stair.

Maid in Scotland” was written to mark a birthday and records some special memories.

Fabulous” tells of the dangers of shopping, for the older man.

Saturday 7 March, 2015

Twa Dugs and Fishy Tale

Perhaps these should not have been uploaded together?

Spot Check” is a children’s story about Dupree the Dalmation and Bonnie the Whippet.

Plaice man” is a story about deep-seated sibling rivalry set against in a Fish & Chip Shop.

“Plaice man” is an adult story, but not too dark, more like Eastenders!

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