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Saved for the Nation

After a week confined to the house on puppy watching duty, it was with a great sense of freedom I left for work this morning. I wished Mirinda luck and strode off to the station without a care in the … Continue reading

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Good Earth

Our last morning in Edinburgh saw us both sitting, bleary eyed at breakfast, Nicktor having the added burden of a hangover. “Never again,” he moaned, knowing this was clearly a lie to make his brain feel better. We left Masson … Continue reading

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Designated adult

Following a less than adequate period of sleep, I met Nicktor for an 8am breakfast where he told me how he’d left his window open all night and flooded the bedroom carpet with rain. He’d tried his best to mop … Continue reading

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Edinburgh 2: The Return

This weekend marked our second trip to Edinburgh to visit with Mark and go and see his football team, Dunfermline Athletic, the Pars. By ‘we’ I mean Nicktor and me. We set off ridiculously early this morning for our second … Continue reading

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The amazing Dennys

The Denny family of Dumbarton was pretty amazing. Originally they were farmers but in 1779, William was born and everything changed. For reasons lost in the mists of time, William wanted to build ships. So he did. By 1814 he … Continue reading

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Historic links

Mirinda said, tonight, that my job at the Science Museum is sometimes like genealogy; creating family trees for companies rather than people. And she’s right. Today, for instance, I had to unravel quite a convoluted little knotted ball of twisted … Continue reading

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A Day for Voting

I had a pretty busy day today. And a long one due to Carmen deciding I needed to wake up at 5:45! Rotten dog. And then, to douse insult over injury, she had an FSI during our walk in the … Continue reading

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