Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Sunday Past

Yours Wullie? Who's Wullie? It's a body's Wullie! 

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Telegraph's slip showing.

Telegraph 15 Jan 2014

Look carefully.

Thanks to Jock Russell.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

NATivity scene

It's been some year.

The highlight for me was the march for Independence in September. Meeting like minded folk outside the Albanach was braw fun, putting faces to monikers, the spectacular save of a pint as someone (They ken who they are) clipped their heels coming out the door... The march itself (has anyone got a photo of me wielding the club attached to the WoS flag?) and the craic in the Waterloo Buffet afterwards.

The nadir was the ambulance trip to St John's A&E on the early morning of Friday the thirteenth of December. I thought it was my heart, the wise NHS staff new better. I'd suffered a bleeding ulcer for nearly two weeks and had lost a lot of blood. They gave me five units before being happy with my blood count.

So, I've been out since Wednesday, getting my blood pressure up again by reading the Telegraph, being pampered by sisters, my daughter and my returned wife.

Merry Christmas.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Hobbit Headlines

Hi Folks.

Sorry, no Hootsmon Headlines today.

I'm going to write about something serious (well, as much as I can).

For many, many years people have took comfort in the Bible when faced with loss, aided and abetted by clergy of various hues.

That fantasy book doesn't do it for me at all.

So I'm going to read  'The Hobbit' tonight, just as I did when my great grandmother died.

Much better.

Goodbye Bessie.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Hootsmon Headlines

What can you say aboot Broon? 

That has not already been said.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Boo but no hoo


Well that's all folks. 

In 1979 she struck me as a middle class Tory harridan, twinset and pearls with jam and Jerusalem values, not my cup of Earl Grey at all, but during the Falklands War even I thought she had a point; fascist aggression had to be faced and defeated. Except of course, Tory cuts and perhaps South American machismo had aided it along; and to her the fascist enemy of her fascist enemy was her friend...

Her behaviour during - and after - the miner's strike was unforgivable; I don't need to explain that to my regular readers of course, but a few less publicised facts:

To break the miners she bought coal from Peru, who used child labour, Poland, her ideological enemy and there were instances on the picket lines of miners recognising serving soldiers dressed in police riot gear.

I could go on of course, but there is a party to go to.