Category: Personal


Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Week 4 Recap

The final week of the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe is here and we have to make hard decisions about which of the multitude of shows will be squeezed in and which will miss the cut.

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Edinburgh Fringe 2017 Week 1 Recap

Anyone that knows me (and I apologise for that profusely) knows that I love love love Edinburgh Fringe month. I love the atmosphere, I love the vibe, I love the sheer multitude of shows to see and all the open air street food and bars. I figured that this year, I would try and keep some kind of track of what I saw and did over these wonderful 4 weeks. Continue reading

Paying the Piper

Rowdy Roddy Piper was many things to many people. To a kid growing up in Scotland, watching all these body builder types strut their stuff in WWF rings in the 80s, he was pretty much The Man.

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Living The Dream

Long before CM Punk became the “voice of the voiceless” there was the voice of the common man, and that voice was Dusty Rhodes. Continue reading

At the Rock Show…

It was the perfect storm (pardon the pun) of a rock band fast approaching the top of the game, and the best gig venue IN THE UNIVERSE coming together – Halestorm and The Barrowlands in Glasgow.

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Glasgow in 2014

It’s been a weird 12 months for my home town; started on somewhat of a low with the Clutha tragedy fallout, built up again with the Commonwealth Games and the run up to the Indy Referendum, and dipped back down again with the trouble after that, and the horror in George Square just in the past fortnight.

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Lights out at Murrayfield

Like many people, I have a bucket list of sorts; stuff I want to see or do before I finally kick the bucket and shuffle off this mortal coil. A lot of things are probably a bit too big for me to really do – I want to go see a live WrestleMania, a want to see a Superbowl, I want to see a Houston Astros game… and one of them? I ticked it off this weekend.
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A nation decides

I sit here, at 6.30am, unable to sleep thanks to copious amounts of coffee, energy drink, Tunnock’s Teacakes and for once, political intrigue. My country, the land that I love, held an Independence Referendum yesterday.
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Why I’m AYE

September 18th 2014; probably the most important day in Scotland’s history since the first Oor Wullie comic was published. I’ll be glad when it’s all done and dusted as this past week, things have been getting a bit nippy, although I fear no matter what the result, it’ll drag on and on and on.

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Road Trip: Part 5 (The Finalé)

Waking up on another blisteringly sunny day in Manchester, I had until 3pm to kill some time.

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