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About The Author

Born 9 December 1933. Former Royal Air Force person. Retired Church of England Clergyman. Father. Grandfather, and now, Great Grandfather. Trainee immigrant. Fervent Remainer.

Word Press 5 . . .

Gutenberg himself. Word Press 5 has been a long time coming – we were warned about it some time ago but somehow it seemed to go off the boil, and one wondered if it was all a bit of a … Continue reading

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Codswallop . . .

Alice Lough – “LifeStory” screenshot of Ancestry page I have for many years now been a subscriber to Ancestry and much of my family history research is kept there. Recently a relative of mine asked me why our great grandmother … Continue reading

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Why are we waiting . . . ?

An autumn day.Laurieston Road, between Gatehouse of Fleet and Laurieston. Some time ago, I forget when, we were told to “Brace !” prior to the imminent arrival of a new version of WordPress which would incorporate the fully fledged version … Continue reading

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Many Happy Returns . . .

The year turns yet again . . . What will have happened by this day morrow in October 2019 ? Birthday Flowers.A nice way for geographically separated families to be together.

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Let there be Light . . .

Kirkcudbright is immersing itself in a “Festival of Light” this week, but the autumn weather is not helping. After a day of violent squalls of rain and wind which looked and sounded enough¬† to push the windows in, the evening … Continue reading

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Here we go again . . . :-(

Yesterday I dug out a laptop that has been little used for most of the last year and totally unused since the fiasco of the Windows 1803 update.  The update failed completely on said machine, so having had enough trouble … Continue reading

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Go Kingston !

New Toy. With the aid of Mr Memory, a firm I would recommend, (disclaimer : no connection, just a satisfied customer) this laptop on which I two fingeredly type has recently had its RAM doubled.¬† Flushed with this success, and … Continue reading

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What is a Tolbooth . . . ?

The Tolbooth, Kirkcudbright. A tolbooth or town house was the main municipal building of a Scottish burgh, from medieval times until the 19th century. The tolbooth usually provided a council meeting chamber, a court house and a jail. The tolbooth … Continue reading

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Wigtown Book Festival, Part the Second . . .

Dr. Cicely Saunders Fortyfive years ago I was busy being a theological college student when Dr. Cicely Saunders and some of her colleagues were invited to come and conduct a seminar on death and dying. I was immensely impressed by … Continue reading

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The Moss of Cree . . .

“The Moss of Cree” by Mary Cecil Gladstone The Wigtown Book Festival is on at the moment and this book about our local area caught the eye. I bought a copy and read it and we decided to go to … Continue reading

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