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Book: No Mean Affair by Robert Ronsson

Book: No Mean Affair by Robert Ronsson

Having just read a book based in my one of my favourite cities, Birmingham, move on to this, based in another, Glasgow. This one however, is delightfully, a history lesson too, of the best kind. It opens in Glasgow in 1912 in a tenement – that is – a one room dwelling. The poverty of […]

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Glasgow: coffee, ‘tea’ & Yelp

Glasgow: coffee, ‘tea’ & Yelp

My third August bank holiday in Scotland so that makes it a bona-fide tradition now. This is my first time in Glasgow though when I haven’t gone to work on my book, which is completed and sent to an agent (waiting response before sending it the next on this month). Instead this is one of […]

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Adventures in Scotland – Aug 2011

Adventures in Scotland – Aug 2011

It fits that I should start the editing process of my book in the same city I start writing it, 16 months ago. Having said that, these few days are more of a ‘Worliday’ as coined by San Sharma of Enterprise Nation fame. This is a perfect mix of work and play or in my […]

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Today at Cafe Blend – Adventures in Birmingham

Today at Cafe Blend – Adventures in Birmingham

September 20th 2010 My fondness for Urban Coffee Co is very well documented. Nevertheless, particularly when I’m having a full on writing day (that is a short day with two breaks) the day is generally more productive with a change of scene so 2-3 coffee shops is ideal. In Glasgow and Edinburgh where until now […]

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Adventures in Glasgow-August 2010 Part 2

Adventures in Glasgow-August 2010 Part 2

Sunday I miss breakfast at the hotel. I don’t like eating early, before 9am but it’s there for the taking. I just don’t know where the time goes. I’m looking forward to Sunday afternoon tea today at Cup, scene of gorgeous lunch last time but I’m not hungry enough. I delay until Monday, when it’s […]

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Adventures in Glasgow – August 2010

Adventures in Glasgow – August 2010

Another jaunt to Glasgow for book writing, this time for 4 nights so word target is 7000. Bean Scene visits Cresswell Lane, West End 4 (each morning) Woodside 2 Kelvin Grove 2 (nearest to hotel) Which one do I love most? I think it’s fair to say I love Glasgow now. It’s because I stay […]

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Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part One)

Glasgow May 28-31st 2010 (Part One)

Book Writing, Round Two It’s a bank holiday so I must be in Scotland. I’m going for my second book writing trip (that’s first book, second trip). The train is just as busy and this time I have a table seat but quickly realise there’s three distractions on three seats right there. Unfortunately that wasn’t […]

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Gratitude List – May 10

Gratitude List – May 10

First on the list; I’ve now been in my lovely new job for 3 months I’m grateful for the successful roll-out of the Believe programme including having novices experience event organising at our own Fundraiser. I’m grateful it all went pretty smoothly and hopefull we’ll find some jobs for the long-term unemployed (the point of […]

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