Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

Chutney

Saturday morning chutney making – blogging this so I have the recipe. I used this one, with a mixture of sultanas and raisins, yellow instead of red pepper, fewer tomatoes than stated (we only had 660g, some were green tomatoes … Continue reading

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Past me

Sitting, pen in hand, with blank paper in front of me, I chastise my past self. I shout at her for being lazy, for not writing more, so that I would need to write less. But my past self was … Continue reading

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Why I write

I write to understand I write to create new worlds I write to remember. I write to relax I write to grieve I write to forget.

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Write Out

As anyone who lives in Glasgow will tell you, Glaschu means “dear green place” in Scottish Gaelic. And I feel very lucky to live in a vibrant city that has so many parks. Kelvingrove is the one I visit most, … Continue reading

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Making Memories

A few years ago I decided to make myself a blanket – something warm and cheery for the winter months. Also, unusually for me, I decided not to rush it. So, over the last 3 years I’ve been acquiring wool … Continue reading

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Doodle Out

I’ve let my doodling lapse recently – I’ve been busy working, and writing, and worrying. I miss it though – it’s good to switch off for a bit and relax. So I am thrilled that the CLMOOCers are joining up … Continue reading

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Sort of writing

Today, instead of writing about CLMOOC, I have been writing to CLMOOCers. It’s a start!

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Writer’s Block

I’ve stalled. With just under five months till I submit my completed thesis I have run out of steam. I have no time to waste, and so I waste time. I know all of the advice – I have given … Continue reading

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T-REX

For the couple of months there’s been a T-Rex in Glasgow – one of the most complete skeletons in the world. Of course, we left it until the final day to visit.

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Lewis

Not so much a feldgang as an overview of our holiday. Some glorious skies and ancient artefacts. Callanais: Dun Carloway Broch Norse chess pieces Terns feeding at Port Ness Machairs Views A teddy for a not-yet-born Ballachulish – on the … Continue reading

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