Author Archives: NomadWarMachine

Ugly is as ugly does

Last week I shocked my readers with my tirade against dandelions – so I’m amused to see that this week Kim’s photo prompt is about finding ugly things. Well, of course – as she says – beauty and ugliness are … Continue reading

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If I had three wishes

I set the Daily Create today, without having anything particular in mind when I did it. So if I had three wishes, what would they be? Obviously an end to this neo-liberal capitalist nightmare of wars, poverty and corruption. But, … Continue reading

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CogDogVidBlog

Recently Terry introduced me to Lumen 5, a neat free tool that lets you make videos out of blog posts. He’s done  a few, and blogged about it again today. I still had Alan’s latest post open in my browser, … Continue reading

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Rain

There’s a poem by Spike Milligan I’ve always loved, and I think of it often living here in rainy Glasgow: There are holes in the sky Where the rain gets in But they’re ever so small That’s why the rain … Continue reading

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Dandelions

I hate dandelions. I can’t think of one thing that’s good about them. They straggle all over our driveway and however hard we try they keep multiplying. Don’t tell me that their leaves are good in salads or tea because … Continue reading

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The best decision I ever made

I had a training course off campus today, so all week I’ve been planning to use this as an opportunity to respond to Kim’s weekly photo challenge and take photos of the path I chose to walk along. As a bonus … Continue reading

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Mud, glorious mud

My dad used to Love Flanders and Swann – so much so that we had a song book for piano – and as a wilful child I used to play their songs rather than practice my set tunes. So when … Continue reading

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What would you save from a digital fire?

Wow, what a good question. Today’s Daily Create asks: The internet is on fire: What digital personal effects would you save? Kevin’s story gave me pause for thought – as he suggests, I wouldn’t have time to log into everything. … Continue reading

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Frog Song

Rushing to do the daily create today in between marking and cooking tea, as it’s one I suggested and I think it’s fun! My family and friends will know of my lifelong love of frogs, so here is a very … Continue reading

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Another year older

My birthday this week gave N and me an excuse to take a week off from work and head up to the Cairngorms for a few days of bird watching. At least, that was the plan. Tuesday began with a flurry … Continue reading

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