Monthly Archives: July 2016

Grand Designs

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I like to watch Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’: to see a house emerge from the germ of an idea, to a beautifully crafted masterpiece. I confess, though, I often choose to skip 50 minutes of Kevin McCloud’s handwringing about whether the budget will stretch, the marriage survive, or the dream be realised, and go straight to the last 10 minutes of reveal, when the house with gleaming kitchen, open stretches of glass, ingenious lighting and all mod cons, is unveiled... read more

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Part of something bigger

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At the time of writing, there’s a lot happening that’s pulling people apart. A referendum result that’s dividing opinion. Leadership contests amongst those in power. Reports of violence in communities across the span of the world. What’s brewing is fear, resentment, isolation and loneliness.

But there are some things that are drawing people together. Sport has the power to do that. Andy Murray has just won Wimbledon for the second time, bringing people across Scotland and the United Kingdom together. United in what they were cheering for and celebrating... read more

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What’s the time?

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It used to be the case that folk who had worked their whole life in one place were presented with a gold watch or carriage clock when they retired. This was a sign that the time they had given to their place of work, the time that they’d invested over their working life, was being given back to them, for them to enjoy. In today’s world of zero hours and agency contracts, and portfolio careers, the idea of a job for life is somewhat curious and unusual... read more

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“Summer Days”

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As I sat down to put together this blog post, my mind was full of thoughts of Summer.

Holidays, rest, barbeques and sunshine are just some of the vivid images that were in my mind, until I looked out of the nearest window and realised it was pouring with rain! The Scottish weather can change so quickly that our best thought out plans may have to be changed at a moment’s notice.

I wonder – what do you have planned for this Summer?.. read more

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