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Thursday, 27 November 2014

Little Jottings

The first drop of spring?

el snowdrop10 I HAVE seen my first snowdrop of 2011 and it’s in my garden. It’s gey wee and spindly but nevertheless it’s blooming.

Last updated 3 February 2011
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Now it’s the fog’s turn

KC jottings Jan25 FIRST it was the snow and ice transforming our landscape, making for great photo opportunities.

Last updated 27 January 2011
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Time for them all to go?

sm poplars I HAD a grandstand view from my window of the felling of some of the poplars lining the banks of the River Esk at the edge of Buccleuch Park.

Last updated 20 January 2011
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Chilly river baubles by...

KC jottings Jan13 AS I look out of my window, in the midst of writing this, the white stuff is still falling. The weather forecasters predicted wet and windy conditions for later on in the week.

Last updated 12 January 2011
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Our multiform Scotland

FR EL p8 WHAT a relief to be able to walk once again on ice-free roads but not, I’m sorry to say, on ice-free side roads and paths.

Last updated 5 January 2011
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What wonderful memories?

dc printzforel NEXT Christmas I’m going to ask Santa for a replacement memory – even a reconditioned one would do.

Last updated 30 December 2010
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sm Siskin LEN Goodman, one of the four judges on the popular TV programme Strictly Come Dancing, said of one of the celebrity contestants, Ann Widdecombe, that she was a bit like the snow we were all experiencing.

Last updated 22 December 2010
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Guessing game in snow

KC jottings Dec16 THE promised thaw didn’t help the side streets of the town; in fact, it aggravated a difficult enough situation, making them even more treacherous.

Last updated 16 December 2010
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The sweet smell of winter

KC jottings Dec9 A RESIDENT of Whitaside was puzzled when, from her window looking up the Wauchope valley, she could see one green field in an otherwise white landscape.

Last updated 8 December 2010
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Secret of sweet success

dc tablet4 WITH Hawick Balls being credited with having possibly contributed to Scotland’s famous rugby success over world champions South Africa at Murrayfield recently, I wondered if Langholm’s rugby team might benefit from an injection of Vi and Charlie’s famed Border tablet just before they take the field.

Last updated 1 December 2010
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Pain at sex cyst language

af Alan Riach I WAS reminded of the words of Professor Alan Riach when he talked about Scottish poetry during the last MacDiarmid lecture.

Last updated 25 November 2010
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You canoe it if you really want

KC jottings Nov18 IT’S an ill wind that blows nobody any good, so goes the well-known 16th- century proverb.

Last updated 17 November 2010
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Enjoying autumn’s glory

LG ELP12a111110 SPECTACULAR though the Rockies may be, the scenery around Langholm these past few weeks would take a lot to equal as the town wears its autumn coat of many colours.

Last updated 11 November 2010
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We’re a bit crazy as well

KC jottings Nov4 THIS week’s Jottings may sound like Alistair Cooke’s BBC Radio 4 broadcast, Letter from America, but I don’t know what’s been “gan’ oan” in the Muckle Toon over the past two weeks.

Last updated 3 November 2010
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Learn from the leaders

dc autumnwalk12 OUR love of the outdoors is, according to new research, a fairly casual relationship.

Last updated 27 October 2010
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Grand Tour of Scotland

KC jottings Oct21 IT’S always been said that Langholm punches above its weight and no more so than when highlighting its attributes to other cultures around the world.

Last updated 20 October 2010
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All roads point to Tarras

KC jottings Oct14 SINCE I’m not into the latest form of communication, namely email, I keep forgetting to access my inbox and often the information is well out of date by the time I find it.

Last updated 13 October 2010
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Flower is top of the pots

KC jottings Oct7 I’VE been hearing of and seeing several gardens where shrubs and plants are having a second flowering.

Last updated 7 October 2010
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Hidden treasures in woods

af treasure ARE there only two people in Langholm interested in learning about fungi and how to make meals using it?

Last updated 29 September 2010
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Hawick ahead on points

AT HER concert in the Buccleuch Centre on Friday night, Emily Smith, born and brought up near Thornhill, had just sung one of Burns’ songs written in Edinburgh.

Last updated 23 September 2010
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