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Hogmanay

Posted on January 3, 2017
Category :Musings
One of the most surprising things about Christmas and New Year in Scotland is that Christmas was not celebrated as a festival and was virtually banned in Scotland for 400 years, from the end of the 17th Century to the 1950s. The reason for this dates back to the years of Protestant Reformation, when theRead More

Christmas in the Netherlands

Posted on December 6, 2016
Category :Musings
Hello everybody, I haven’t written any blogs for two years because my father died in January 2014 and then I moved house. I have now written another book called “The Anstruther Lass” a historical romance set in Dundee in 1865 and so I decide to start writing blogs again to promote the book. As itRead More
SPEECH FOR LADIES NIGHT Hello everyone, Well it’s that time of year again and you’ve got me again.  Christmastime Some people love it and some hate it.  One of the problems is buying presents for people. Now us girls always think it’s difficult to find something for our men but I think men have anRead More
Thank the guest of honour (For gods sake Vivien find out what the bloody hell his name is before you sit down for dinner!!)Say how interesting his speech was etc etc Do you believe in Father Christmas? (Someone is bound to say yes so adlib say your weren’t supposed to say that, there’s always oneRead More

A picture of Stella

Posted on October 11, 2012
Category :Musings
A picture of Stella Stella Serck-Roche was a beautiful woman, even at 99 yrs old.  I remember that I took her to buy a watch at a jewellers in Blachington Road Hove. It’s run by an old chap and is an Aladdin’s cave.  Anyway Stella had a lovely time chatting to the jeweller and choseRead More

European Sewer Tours

Posted on October 5, 2012
Category :Musings
From: Edward Keogh <keogh829@btinternet.com> Subject: Sewer Tours To: vivien@vivien-carmichael.co.uk Date: Friday, 5 October, 2012, 16:05 Other Sewer Tours, European and British:After posting my blog a friend sent me this information about European sewer tours.  Here is the link  http://bit.ly/UoaMAc and the info he sent      Want to to take a European Sewer Tour? It’s simple, fun,Read More

Brighton Sewers

Posted on October 4, 2012
Category :Musings
Brighton Sewers I first went on the Brighton Sewer tour when I was 18 yrs old.  Varndean Grammar School arranged it after we had completed our A levels. We were all in high spirits and we found it very exciting and exhilarating especially when we exited through the manhole in Steine Gardens.  I went onRead More

Plenty of legroom

Posted on September 26, 2012
Category :Musings
Plenty of legroom I read a letter in the Times yesterday Tuesday 25th September, about Igor Sikorsky, the subject of my last blog.  So I thought I would post it. Sir – the suggestion that Vladimir Putin’s presidential airliner should include a “patio” (Celebrity Watch, Times3, Sept 20 has historical precedence. The outsize aircraft builtRead More
In my first book, “The Skimming Stone”, Archie and Ally time travel back to the Second World War, meet Jazz, a Spitfire pilot and witness a dogfight and a victory roll. This spiked my curiosity about aviation and how it all began so I turned to the Internet and this is what I found. DoRead More

The Grail of the unicorn Planet is now on Kindle

Posted on August 21, 2012
Category :Musings
  The Grail of the unicorn Planet is now on Kindle and can be downloaded or borrowed. Please use this link amzn.to/OUbNg7 Read it and let me know what you liked about the book. TweetRead More