Month: November 2016

Tearaway tot!

Tearaway tot!

If you are into cars you will be horrified to read about the destruction of a rare classic car. At the age of four I was very much the centre of attention within the family and was given the freedom to do whatever I liked. If not.. watch out, there would be a horrendous tantrum. The … Continue reading Tearaway tot!

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Dealing with idiots!

Dealing with idiots!

 Above: The newly developed Ivy Place site in 2014 Back in the mid 50s my grandfather bought Ivy cottage and attached plot in Kyle to use for the garage which needed extra space as it was shoe horned between the Free Church and  public hall.  The cottage was originally a telephone exchange. Under my grandfather and father's ownership the house was rented out as … Continue reading Dealing with idiots!

Revival!

Revival!

  In the 21st century church there is a reluctance to talk of deep spiritual experience as well as anything regarding the supernatural. Secular Scotland, in past centuries "the land of the book" ,  is now about as far away as you could get from a God fearing nation. In my experience there is tacit … Continue reading Revival!

A bad diagnosis

A bad diagnosis

Most of you reading this  will be aware that on the 30th August my life changed completely when at 2.30 in the morning I had a massive seizure. The family thought I had died but I came round and came back to consciousness in the ambulance on the way to Larbert hospital. It became clear to … Continue reading A bad diagnosis

OUCH!

OUCH!

RNI Hospital in the 1970s-above These days there is rightly much talk about stamping out bullying. Intimidation, physical attacks by older boys was part of life as a first year pupil at Plockton School. A good kicking from the older boys was just a rite of passage. I was kicked in an unfortunate place, BOY DID IT … Continue reading OUCH!

Arson and burglary.

Arson and burglary.

Local elections polling day, 12th May 1970 is forever imprinted on my mind! It truly could not have started better with a holiday from school; a fine dry day with a westerly breeze.  My parents decided to travel 80 miles to Inverness for the day and left the children to have meals with grandparents down the road so … Continue reading Arson and burglary.