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…are you knackered, Justin?

There can only be one of two reasons for Yachting Monthly – Britain’s favourite boaty mag – choosing to publish a 700 word excerpt from¬†Canvas Flying, Seagulls Crying:¬†the first is that they thought it was bloody brilliant; the second, more … Continue reading

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Video: This is crogging…

There are a number of farming expressions here in the Hebrides not in national use – though they deserve to be. One of them is Crogging. A Crogger is someone who catches sheep in a pen and hands them to … Continue reading

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Blind helping the blind.

On a walk, if there are no hares to chase, Scooter amuses himself by provoking bulls and then stands behind me for protection when things turn nasty. I’ve saved him from drowning; stopped him from trying to eat an Adder, … Continue reading

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…crunchier than a stack of poppadums

If, like me, the current economic climate has renewed your interest in spring cleaning down the back of your sofa in the hope of finding a penny dropped in some un-remembered season of abundance, you’ll love this week’s money-saving recipe. … Continue reading

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What your florist won’t tell you about Pampas Grass…

Is this Willies punt? Shortly after I met my wife (she wasn’t my wife when we met, of course, she was a complete stranger to me) we went on holiday to the Island of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. I … Continue reading

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