Tag Archives: Scotland

15/11/17 Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon – Press Release with links to order/ preorder the 📚

Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon Chris Young paperback, £11.99, published 28 November 2017 by Trigger Press Walk a Mile: Tales of a Wandering Loon is the story of how one man’s normal, nurturing childhood turned into one … Continue reading

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22/02/13 Compare and Contrast

When I started the ramble in April 2011 I was terribly indulged with gratuitous hospitality. A woman stepped off the bus on the north side of the Forth Road Bridge – the first stranger who shared the story with – … Continue reading

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07/02/13 Imagine

Just imagine losing the job that you’d always wanted because of something that felt out of your control. Being diagnosed with an illness that’s well described…but poorly understood… Imagine those meetings – service managers, human resources and occupational health…people speaking … Continue reading

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06/02/13 Care in the Community

Imagine, if you will, Ernest Shackleton and his posse marooned in the Antarctic, their only hope was to walk the hundreds of miles over the desolate ice flow with limited provisions, wearing little more than stout shoes and tweed jackets … Continue reading

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01/02/13 Neither a castle nor a Douglas to be seen.

Dear mr/ms/ mrs trades descriptions person…imagine my horror when I arrived in Castle Douglas to find, or more correctly not to find…. It has stopped raining so I decided to treat myself to a phone call to the Stewartry resource … Continue reading

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31/01/13 Fieldwork

I met a couple of smiling fellows on the road between Kircudbright and Castle Douglas. I was taking a rest on the side of the road. It has been wet and windy. The trees, the fields and the hedgerows look … Continue reading

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24/11/12 How lucky?

There is nothing – I repeat – NOTHING better than the feeling I get on the other side of the bout of malady. The recent weather has matched my mood stroke for stroke – imagine the vivid blue of the … Continue reading

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07/10/12 MO7S

I met Graeme from the super sensational soaraway Sun at the Ferry Port in Largs. Given the long term reportage I felt came from the paper and other red tops about people with a mental health malady I felt a … Continue reading

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20/10/12 The end of the road.

It was never going to be a fair race – I was walking about 13 miles – Ella was driving, er, more. The goal was Scotland’s most Southerly point – the Mull of Galloway. I had gently rolling hills. Ella … Continue reading

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17 – 19/10/12 Every cloud has a sliver lining

It was raining – it was pouring – with some concentration I could hear the old man sn… It belted down all night and walking was looking unlikely in the promised deluge. Imagine my joy then when I was cordially … Continue reading

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