AboutThe life and thoughts of Freda Marshall, a retired Church of Scotland minister living amongst the mountains and glens of Argyll.
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This is a photo of my craft efforts of the last few weeks. My Granny taught me to crochet when I was very young and ever since I have enjoyed the soothing action of crochet hook and yarn producing simple … Continue reading
Reading the Sunday Paper used to be an energetic, messy but informative experience, which on completion made me feel well informed and slightly virtuous – it was a broadsheet after all. Nowadays things are different. First of all I read … Continue reading
The last ten days have been full of politics and sleaze. It seems to me that the apparent surprise shown by many with regard to phone hacking, favours and access to influential politicians, is ingenuous at least. Anyone who has … Continue reading
The good weather has been replaced by typical Scottish spring weather: big black clouds, thunderplumps and brief periods of sunshine. And at the same time there have been two seismic shifts in the world: the death of Osama bin Laden … Continue reading
As a quick adjunct to previous post, here is a link from Guido’s blog showing a newspaper article about the early days of Jacob Rees-Mogg, a Tory MP.
The BBC Programme Posh and Posher, screened on last night’s TV was a blistering indictment of our educational system and the reasons for the narrowing of the world of politics in the UK to a privileged and wealthy elite. I … Continue reading
Following the Labour Party leadership election, won by Ed Milliband, I have suddenly woken up to the fact that our country is now governed and led by a generation of 40 somethings. It is quite a thought, especially when we … Continue reading
Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is rather an odd title for a book. This is a debut for Paul Torday, it is an odd concept too; it was the Librarian from the Library Van who thrust it into my hands … Continue reading
Here is a flavour of the last 24hrs 38 emails in the inbox Called my motor insurers – 19mins 10secs till I got to speak to a real person Discovered I am not yet an “older person.” That is a … Continue reading