Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Burning Blood

Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Burning Blood

In July, I was on holiday in Greece. The sun was blue and the world was quiet. I decided to write a Sherlock Holmes story. By the end of the day, I had this. It is far from a good Sherlock Holmes story but I enjoyed writing it. I have massively increased respect for...
Trainspotting

Trainspotting

I remember the day Donna Crichton’s Mum threw herself out a top floor window. News always travelled fast. We were always outside so you were only ever a short sprint from knowing what was going on. Gathering at the corner, we couldn’t see what was going...
I Produced A Riot

I Produced A Riot

Approach Edinburgh from the West and you will typically take one of two routes. Pass the airport and keep going and you will breeze into town through Corstorphine. It will all look lovely, nice houses, a zoo, it doesn’t even smell of hops any more. The other route,...
Favourite New Music of 2017

Favourite New Music of 2017

There is a realisation. It doesn’t come on right away, it approaches slowly – like a ferry. The wonders of blogging, there’s no one around to complain about my similes. The realisation is most evident if you use something like last.fm. You notice...

Favourite Photos of 2017

2017 was generally a fairly busy year, certainly the busiest work year I can remember and, with the addition of the daily commute, I had assumed that I would have taken far fewer photos in 2017. Turns out, I still managed quite a few photos – I know this because...