Monthly Archives: May 2017


Before I visited Glasgow, I knew very little about it and my impressions had been formed by (a) incomprehensible accents on TV shows (b) a picture of desperately poor, crowded and filthy tenements from some history book  and (c) a … Continue reading

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A May Anniversary

May and Tom celebrated their Diamond Wedding in May 2003.  They had not applied for a telegram from the Queen.  Tom, a local government officer who had left his Northumberland mining family far behind, would perhaps have appreciated a royal … Continue reading

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