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Why I’m ditching my Mom Jeans for a denim pouffe

This Saturday sees the last of my interiors pages in The Herald but it’s not the final faux fur curtain – I’ll be blogging on all things for the home on a regular basis. Top Shop’s Mom Jeans If anyone … Continue reading

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Born in the Fifties – Women’s State Pensions – we should’ve known better

 Hundreds of thousands of women aged 55-65 will be hardest hit by changes to the state pensions.Those of us born in the 1950s will have to wait longer than expected to receive our state pension due to rises in the … Continue reading

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Dovetails – Restoration Home In Partick

Just opposite Velvet Elvis (we miss you Alan Maughn) on Dumbarton Road in Partick is a double-fronted shop with fabulously upholstered chairs and stacks of pulpit bible sized fabric sample books. It’s been 10 years since I wrote about the … Continue reading

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All made up in Helmsdale

ARTIST IS UFO SPOTTING IN HELMSDALE’S  Crofts, kitchens, armchairs & sheds      The last time artist Deirdre Nelson visited Helmsdale, she inspired local school children to make shoals of fish from recycled sweaters and socks during a Fish Festival. … Continue reading

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BISCUITS FROM COPENHAGEN – extract from WW1 POW DIARY

  Biscuits from Copenhagen 31st August 1918    Received my first parcel of biscuits from Copenhagen will expect to get one every week I managed to buy a half of a loaf for four shillings.  Gave away a splendid wristlet watch … Continue reading

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Helmsdale’s War

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Sheep and shellfish – G12 woman in Gartymore

The hill above the house looking down on North Sea Remoteness in all its guises is one of the themes that Timespan is homing in on during 2014, and this week saw us being interviewed by BBC Radio Scotland’s Mark … Continue reading

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Kiss The Water – the practical magic of Megan Boyd

Special screening of documentary at Timespan – next to the river where so many of her flies set the salmon dancing Whether it is by accident or design, the general release of Kiss the Water coincided with the opening of … Continue reading

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January in Helmsdale – the River Opens

Typical – I leave Glasgow for five minutes and George Clooney rocks up the local newsagent. This morning outside the Bridge Hotel in Helmsdale (please somebody buy it) we had the Opening of the River. Locals, fishermen, terriers, the Sutherland … Continue reading

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Helmsdale shortlisted for 2014 Creative Place Award

Welcome the Winter Salon Claudia – ink and gouache by Angela J Simpson (£85) I’m beyond delighted that the north east Sutherland village of Helmsdale is on the shortlist for a Creative Place Awards 2014.  I’ve been back for almost … Continue reading

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