Month: September 2014

An Open Letter to Scotland

Dear Scotland I have read over these past few days and weeks reasoned and logical arguments as to why the Union should not be broken apart. I have read newspaper accounts and listened to youtube submissions that point out the economic flaws and bear-traps that lie in wait for an independent Scotland. I have listened to politicians of all persuasions trying to provide the coup de grĂ¢ce that will seal their preferred result. A lot of the time I have heard the call for the romance and the emotion to be taken out of the argument. To distance the...

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Lazy Sundays & New Houses

About three years ago, after almost seven years of searching, my wife finally found a block of land that ticked all the boxes for a “dream home location”. Quiet surrounds, big enough not to be overlooked, backing onto a view of water and affordable enough that we didn’t have to donate body parts. Two years ago we managed to buy it. Cue extremely protracted and convoluted dealings with banks in attempting to get them to come to the party. We needed them to play nicely so that we could build a house on our lovely block. I know, you’re...

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