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This blog has just been imported from another blogging service and, consequently, is currently in a state of shambolic disorder. Please come back next week when things should be much more elegant and organised... well, as elegant as they're every likely to get... Hope to see you again   HoneyPunk  x

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Why I’m not wearing a red poppy this year – or probably ever again…

I've had a problem with the 'poppy appeal' for a long time. It began when I noticed the words 'Haig Fund' stamped into the plastic centre of each poppy. "Butcher Haig" the commander responsible for the colossal death toll during the Battle of the Somme. My history teacher taught us that Haig ordered his men… Continue reading Why I’m not wearing a red poppy this year – or probably ever again…

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20 quite interesting things you may not know about Scotland (quite a few of which I didn’t know myself!)

Something a bit more lighthearted and happygeekish after all the politics and angst I think. It is Friday after all...Eas a' Chual Aluinn, SutherlandScotland has the tallest waterfall in Britain at a height of 658 feet – which is 4 times the height of Niagara Falls!The shortest scheduled flight in the world is one and a half… Continue reading 20 quite interesting things you may not know about Scotland (quite a few of which I didn’t know myself!)

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YESing on the move

Despite being awake since 4am, I still managed to complete my zombie running session tonight. Teo tells me I am not entitled to any sort of hero medal for dedication to the mission. This seems wildly unfair to me...Anyway, it was another glorious evening in this shining summer of YES. I ran along the riverbank… Continue reading YESing on the move

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WHW – day1

Hut Yessing by the West Highland Way I had a fun walk from Milngavie to Drymen today. The scenery was lovely and the weather was gorgeous... unfortunately this resulted in sunburn and heat exhaustion for me. So, not an entirely perfect day... Ironically, I intended this as a 'warm-up' for walking the upper part of… Continue reading WHW – day1