Tomorrow’s Big Decision

The capriciousness that has recently left it’s stench of indecision around chez Strachan, has risen a notch as we get close to tomorrow’s big choice. If your wondering what the stench of indecision is like, it’s not unlike the aroma of a curry…… or is that pizza?! This Thursday, after weeks of pondering, contemplation and pondering, the big day will eventually be […]

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Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part Three

Two years ago, almost to the day, I embarked on a trip to the Scottish village where my surname originates. At the time, I wrote three narratives journaling my voyage, all of which I am in the process of editing. Below is an updated version chronicling the third and final part of that expedition……. I concluded the second part of my trilogy of yarns from my road trip to […]

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Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part Two

Two years ago, almost to the day, I embarked on a trip to the Scottish village where my surname originates. At the time, I wrote three narratives journaling my voyage, all of which I am in the process of editing. Below is an updated version chronicling the second part of that expedition……. At the end of the first narrative on my road trip around Scotland, […]

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Pilgrimage to Strachan – Part One

Two years ago, almost to the day, I embarked on a trip to the Scottish village where my surname originates. At the time, I wrote three narratives journaling my voyage, all of which I am in the process of editing. Below is an updated version chronicling the first part of that expedition……. Sitting by myself on the driveway in my trusty black Astra automobile, it […]

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Roamin’ In The Gloamin’

Referred to by Sir Winston Churchill as “Scotland’s greatest ever ambassador”, entertainer Sir Harry Lauder passed away on this day in 1950. Born in Portobello, Edinburgh in 1870 he was the first Scottish entertainer to sell a million records and at his peak was the highest paid entertainer in the world. He started singing in […]

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Anecdotes During The Anthems

  It was a warm Bedfordshire night on 4th July 1990. My first born child had just turned a month old and was being fed upstairs by my diminutive Mrs. I wasn’t convinced pizza was suitable for a one month old, but he’s got to the age of 25, so I’ll begrudgingly give kudos to […]

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To See Oursels As Ithers See Us!

This evening Scots around the world will celebrate Burns Night to mark the birthday of 18th century Scottish poet and lyricist Rabbie (Robert) Burns. Among the celebrations will be feasting on haggis, neeps and tatties, drinking a wee dram to toast the national poet of Scotland and, in some cases, a recital of the Bard […]

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