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I was born in Scotland and have lived here all my life, except for time in the military and of course travel. I have four children two boys two girls,eight grandkids two in australia,two in england the remainder in Scotland. I still work parttime.my hobbies are writing,reading,art,and walkingI also love to travel in Scotland with my wife of forty seven years we like to stay in nice hotels and eat well,as well as long holidays to Australia to see the familypapadad
  • Joined: January 2008

Journal

The phoney war

The wind was cold as it howled and screamed around the old tenement building in this the partick district of Glasgow,I was warm enough bye the old, black range in my Grandfathers house, the fire was blazing in the grate, the kettle was singing happily on the hob. / My granda sat opposite me quietly reading the Evening Times, I remember it was a Friday night, about seven thirty, my uncles John a…
Posted about 3 years – Leave a comment

Ricky T Stairs

Ricky was born at The Queen Mother maternity hospital in Glasgow. it was in the year of the short corn. / Ricky thought it would be a good idea, to be born there, as he wanted to be near his Mother, his Mother was a wee soul, she had been expecting a fruit cake from her aunt in Inverary, so when Ricky popped out she was taken aback to say the least, or indeed anything, as time passed as it does, …
Posted about 4 years – 2 comments

The highland ambush

The year was 1745, the place the Scottish Highlands, the English Army was marching north, to meet the Jacobite Armies of the young pretender, Bonnie Prince Charlie at Culloden moor, yet that fateful day was still in the future, as the English army with its,Hanovarian mercenaries marched deeper and deeper into the highlands they approached a dark forboding glen,With there colonel in chief, the evi…
Posted over 5 years – 2 comments

Wagoona Falls

My great Grandfather, was a missionary in darkest Africa, about the same time as Dr Livingstone the Great Scottish explorer. / He was the first white man to see the Famous Wagoona Falls,in East Central Africa and also the first European to see the" Fukama" people, these were a tribe of very small people, who hunted Elephants, and lived in the tall elephant grass known as “Whera…
Posted over 5 years – 5 comments