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Daily Archives: March 7, 2010

Nelson’s column

Nelson’s column

Recently it was döppeleganger week on Facebook: you replaced your profile picture (some very flattering photograph of yourself in a nice frock at someone’s wedding) with a picture of someone you’ve been told you look like. This could be anything from George Cloony to Alex Salmond depending on w... Read more...

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

Tochts fae Tushie Truncherfaece

An onkerry for a kerry ootI dunna ken whit grippit Meenie. She fell mad tae celebrate Chinese New Year. Hiv you heard da laek? I tocht she’d hiv hed enoch hilarity wi wir ain Yule Festivals. She startit wi an early spring clean. “Chinese traditions irna dat different fae wir ain,” she tel... Read more...

Past Life: Letter

Past Life: Letter

From Shetland Life, March 1985, No.53I have begun going through the newspapers here in Cumberland for the period 1812-1912, extracting various materials, including any relating to Orkney and Shetland, especially in the era before local newspapers were established in the Northern Isles. Surprisin... Read more...