Ponies in the woods

100 day geochache challenge – Day2 cache: Wallace Stone A stone commemorating William Wallace. I've lived in West Lothian all my life and didn't know this was here! The wonders of geocaching I parked in a handy wee turn-off and passed some ponies on the way to the cache site. I also did a spot… Continue reading Ponies in the woods


Books read in 2015 – #17 – Tommy’s War

Tommy's War: a First World War diary 1913-18 by Thomas Cairns Livingstone, 2008 ISBN: 9780007285389 The re-discovered diaries of an ordinary man living in Glasgow during WWI. The book covers the period 1913-18. Thomas Livingstone is witty, intelligent and loves his wife and son very much. He often illustrates his diary with funny little drawings. I've… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – #17 – Tommy’s War


Books read in 2015 – 1. Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon

Cross Stitch - Diana Gabaldon, 1991 (Kindle Edition 2011) Outlander #1 I read this on the recommendation of several American friends – and because the new tv series is being filmed not far from my home – I was curious. At first I was impressed. I very much enjoyed the writing style, the story was interesting and… Continue reading Books read in 2015 – 1. Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon


Books read (or re-read) in 2014

I've read so many more books this year than last! I think my new and shiny Kindle is mainly responsible for the increase. Because it has a large supply of books waiting to be read, the gap between books lasts only as long as it takes me to pick out the next one. Zero waiting time - maximum turnaround! Anyway,… Continue reading Books read (or re-read) in 2014

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Why I love my kindle

I am a recent convert to the world of ebooks. I bought a Kindle of my own just 8 months ago and, most surprisingly, converted completely and instantaneously to e-reading. I've only read two paper books since the start of the year! Why, I wondered, have I taken so wholly to ebooks? I had such… Continue reading Why I love my kindle