Sunday 29 March, 2015
Today in Bearsden it is wet, wet, wet...
What better to do on a wet day but read? And write?
The first two stories are linked.
“An Ordinary Submariner” chronicles what we understand to be ‘the facts’ of my Dad’s long 5-year war as a Submariner.
“Sybil’s War” is a fictional tale based on a particular mission carried out by HMS Sybil.
“A Trammatic Experience” tells the tale of Margaret and me in Milan. It is 100% true.
“Monika” is an Ode about a thirsty mosquito who took a great liking to Scottish blood.
“Timbuctoo” combines two stories, the second a sequel to the first.
Friday 27 March, 2015
Today I have added two stories which I hope might amuse.
Both are suitable for older children from 8 to 80.
“Murphy’s Midnight Manuevers” is about a Labrador who is led astray....
“Three Men and a Minnow” is about elderly men who go trout fishing...
Both tales are set on the Island of North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides.
If you find yourself lucky enough travel to this paradise, try “Langass Lodge” for excellent food and comfortable accommodation.
Thursday 26 March, 2015
Today I have spent several hours editing “Travels of a Donkey”. It is overlong, self-indulgent and idiosyncratic twaddle! Don’t bother to attempt it without the help of strong drugs!
However, there is also “Wichita Lineman” which I do recommend to anyone who has been infected by the People’s Friend bug, as I was as a child.
Saturday 21 March, 2015
Today a varied mixture of four short pieces, all on the theme of thanks.
“Dr Bill” is a story, a eulogy to a fine man who lived a long and successful life.
“Overheard” is for my friend Norrie, a still-aspiring part-time thespian and author.
“Three Christmas Songs” are for children everywhere.
“Seven Months Today” an ode by John B. Moronigal, written when we realised that Matthew had grown so much!
Thursday 19 March, 2015
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!