delightful Intermissions

We can not always be contemplative, diligent, or pragmatical, abroad; but have need of some delightful Intermissions – John Milton

Barenaked Ladies 1/oct/15 at o2 ABC glasgow

on Thursday evening, I accompanied my wife to see one of here favourite bands in the big town, 4 Canadian middle-aged men in a band called Barenaked Ladies. The gig was great fun with plenty of crowd interaction and making everyone laugh. It was a good show. they played a good range of new and […]

Feedback to my session and questions from others at the celtic IASYM colloquium. #cIASYMc2015

After my session on Wednesday the group had a wide-ranging 30mins discussion throwing about some of the topics of my talk, here are some of the notes I took of that discussion the session was on play within christian faith-based youth work as resistance to the socioeconomic commodification of young people (or something like that.) […]

Thoughts from the Celtic IASYM colloquium. #colloquium

I went to the inaugural Celtic IASYM colloquium on Wednesday and Thursday this week. It was generally good, and I enjoyed being there, so here are some thoughts on the event. Venue. It was held in a halls of residence for students at Belfast’s Queens university. So it was basic accommodation, but that’s fine. It […]

Fixing the tyre and chain on my bicycle.

The bike has been a learning experience for me. At 3 years old the wheel spokes broke. Not too bad but causing a voyage of discovery around what was needed to find a replacement. Buying a new wheel rim for my bike. The wheel size was 700c which was fine and standard for racing wheels. […]

Hi, My Name is scott. Today I want to talk about…

Last night, I was getting ready for bed when I had something approximating an epiphany. It was a thought that popped into my head and made sense of something I had been thinking about “what does the Scottish Government policy document say about this?” I admit that not often have the words epiphany, Scottish Government […]

A wee trip to the fringe.

I have an enjoyable day out at the Edinburgh fringe on friday with the wee ones. We kicked about Edinburgh and its 3D nature while taking in 4 shows from the fringe programme. First we went to see the magnificently titled Princess Pumpalot, the farting princess. (subtitled) – She’s a Princess and she farts. What […]

Beach House & Stranger Kings, much dream pop goodness.

I am a sucker for some dream pop,¬†and two new music releases of a dream pop type persuasion are soon to be in my possession, (well one on order and one being shipped from the USA). The first is the new album by Beach House called “Depression Cherry”. I have this ordered without hearing anything […]

reflecting on the election – #GE2015

So the responses to the general election 2015 are long and varied. For myself, I like my reflection with a sense of humour so here goes with a brief round-up of responses. American PJ O’Rouke is on the money with “A Point of View” for BBC Radio 4 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-32657761 The more explosive reaction, with […]