Where are you?

I am blaming COVID for my lack of input to my blog but that is not the case.  I just haven’t had anything to write about recently or to be more accurate, I haven’t really felt like writing.  I looked back at May in previous years of my blog and it was lovely to reminisce…

A word popped up from my past.

I can’t remember what prompted the memory of this word but it certainly brought back memories of my childhood in Scotland.  I must have been a particularly sulky teenager as I remember my father saying to me on more than one occasion, “What’s that boosach for?” or “What’s that boosach about?” I can’t remember having…

A $2 buy at the Book Fair

What a little gem this was, 160 pages.  It is only a small book and it can be read in a couple of hours but it was delightful. Philosophical musings on what makes a happy and fulfilled life. “One of the bestselling authors of Plato and a Platypus Walk Into a Bar travels to Greece…

Auslan or finger spelling

When I was last on a Zoom call with my brothers and sister we somehow mentioned the use of sign language.  I can’t remember what the context was, possibly when we were talking about the sign language being used in the daily press conferences on COVID, but I know I mentioned how as children we…

Why change?

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” (Socrates)   After a totally frustrating session on WordPress yesterday I came across this saying on one of the blogs I follow. It was so apt for the reason for my frustration. I had…

A Scottish term of endearment?

Teenie trauchle drawers. I am not sure if this is a term of endearment but I certainly thought of it as such.  My dad used to say Teenie trauchle drawers when I was a youngster.  I came across the saying Teenie from Troon yesterday and it made me think of the expression my dad had…