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  1. Unexpected taste of wartime
    24Feb17 • 4 comments
  2. Spik Doric: Lesson 99
    3Feb17 • 8 comments
  3. Just a slip of the tongue
    20Jan17 • 0 comments
  4. Dashcam captures a near-miss
    13Jan17 • 2 comments
  5. Spik Doric: Lesson 98
    6Jan17 • 0 comments
  6. Wishing you a tip-top 2017
    31Dec16 • 4 comments
  7. Wullie and Dode at the vet
    24Jul16 • 4 comments
  8. Spik Doric: Lesson 97
    1Jul16 • 4 comments
  9. Bye-bye, Herr Juncker
    24Jun16 • Comments Off on Bye-bye, Herr Juncker
  10. Food for Euro-thought
    17Jun16 • 5 comments
  11. When funerals lift the spirits
    3Jun16 • 2 comments
  12. Frank’s theory returns to haunt us
    29May16 • 2 comments
  13. Spik Doric: Lesson 96
    20May16 • 2 comments
  14. Farmers voting for Brexit
    13May16 • 6 comments
  15. Coping with oil-industry collapse
    6May16 • 1 comment
  16. Spik Doric: Lesson 95
    29Apr16 • 9 comments
  17. Victoria Wood: exceptional
    22Apr16 • 3 comments
  18. Not a horror at all
    15Apr16 • 7 comments
  19. Spik Doric: Lesson 94
    8Apr16 • 1 comment
  20. Looking for Doric detectives
    1Apr16 • 6 comments
  21. Snappy answer for checkout operator
    25Mar16 • 4 comments
  22. Spik Doric: Lesson 93
    18Mar16 • 5 comments
  23. Don’t let them burst your balloon
    11Mar16 • 3 comments
  24. Wullie and Dode go to Japan
    4Mar16 • 3 comments
  25. Spik Doric : Lesson 92
    26Feb16 • 2 comments
  26. Tale of two restaurants
    19Feb16 • 2 comments
  27. Extra eye on driver neepery
    12Feb16 • 9 comments
  28. Spik Doric : Lesson 91
    5Feb16 • 4 comments
  29. Vanishing Shetlanders
    29Jan16 • 4 comments
  30. Teacakes for brains
    22Jan16 • 4 comments
  31. Spik Doric: Lesson 90
    8Jan16 • 5 comments
  32. Best wishes to you all
    21Dec15 • 20 comments
  33. Milking the UK
    18Dec15 • 1 comment
  34. Spik Doric : Lesson 89
    11Dec15 • 0 comments
  35. Bubbly in both senses
    4Dec15 • 2 comments
  36. In the dentist’s chair
    27Nov15 • 6 comments
  37. Spik Doric : Lesson 88
    13Nov15 • 10 comments
  38. New weekend destination from Aberdeen
    30Oct15 • 2 comments
  39. Trials of buying a £1 book
    9Oct15 • 4 comments
  40. Spik Doric: Lesson 87
    2Oct15 • 2 comments
  41. Genius of Davie Do-Aathing
    25Sep15 • 0 comments
  42. Wullie and Dode’s day out
    18Sep15 • 7 comments
  43. Spik Doric : Lesson 86
    11Sep15 • 2 comments
  44. Memories of Dufftown: 1978
    4Sep15 • 2 comments
  45. Spik Doric : Lesson 85
    28Aug15 • 3 comments
  46. Cabrach remembers its war dead
    24Aug15 • 4 comments
  47. Neep of the week
    21Aug15 • 4 comments
  48. Bitten lips of customer service
    10Aug15 • 2 comments
  49. Spik Doric : Lesson 84
    3Aug15 • 4 comments
  50. Another scam to clean you out
    31Jul15 • 1 comment
  51. When courtesy works both ways
    13Jul15 • 3 comments
  52. Spik Doric : Lesson 83
    6Jul15 • 5 comments
  53. All in the delivery
    3Jul15 • 5 comments
  54. Sickened by a festival of cruelty
    29Jun15 • 2 comments
  55. Spik Doric : Lesson 82
    26Jun15 • 1 comment
  56. Humour in the courtroom
    22Jun15 • 1 comment
  57. Dig beneath a celeb’s public image
    12Jun15 • 1 comment
  58. Spik Doric: Lesson 81
    22May15 • 2 comments
  59. Union Terrace in 1960
    18May15 • 2 comments
  60. Why Labour won’t win in 2020
    15May15 • 5 comments
  61. Spik Doric : Lesson 80
    11May15 • 4 comments
  62. Man of the election
    8May15 • 1 comment
  63. Farewell to another old pal
    4May15 • 3 comments
  64. Spik Doric : Lesson 79
    1May15 • 6 comments
  65. Newspapers still in decline
    27Apr15 • 8 comments
  66. Aberdeen Airport : 1979
    24Apr15 • 3 comments
  67. Spik Doric : Lesson 78
    20Apr15 • 2 comments
  68. How to stop election leaflets
    17Apr15 • 5 comments
  69. Story of a granite marker
    13Apr15 • 0 comments
  70. Minister’s advice to young husband
    10Apr15 • 1 comment
  71. Spik Doric : Lesson 77
    27Mar15 • 5 comments
  72. Dangers of the solar eclipse
    20Mar15 • 2 comments
  73. Lumphanan in the 1950s
    6Mar15 • 1 comment
  74. Paying the price of oil troubles
    27Feb15 • 3 comments
  75. Spik Doric : Lesson 76
    24Feb15 • 0 comments
  76. How to get perfect service
    16Feb15 • 1 comment
  77. When chats go wrong
    9Feb15 • 2 comments
  78. Spik Doric : Lesson 75
    2Feb15 • 1 comment
  79. Encouraging new talent
    30Jan15 • 5 comments
  80. Peering back almost a century
    24Jan15 • 1 comment
  81. Times gone by at New Deer
    19Jan15 • 0 comments
  82. Spik Doric: Lesson 74
    16Jan15 • 2 comments
  83. Time to part company with BT
    12Jan15 • 3 comments
  84. Sinning my soul with a festive fib
    5Jan15 • 3 comments
  85. Farewell, December. Hello, 2015.
    22Dec14 • 4 comments
  86. Chance meeting at Banchory
    28Nov14 • 7 comments
  87. Spik Doric : Lesson 73
    17Nov14 • 2 comments
  88. Memories of Aberdeen, 1965
    14Nov14 • 12 comments
  89. Care home chancing its arm
    10Nov14 • 4 comments
  90. Spik Doric : Lesson 72
    7Nov14 • 4 comments
  91. When groceries get TOO cheap
    3Nov14 • 4 comments
  92. Grand old lady of Deeside
    31Oct14 • 3 comments
  93. Spik Doric : Lesson 71
    27Oct14 • 1 comment
  94. One award Aberdeen doesn’t want
    24Oct14 • 7 comments
  95. Bake Off beats them all
    20Oct14 • 1 comment
  96. Spik Doric : Lesson 70
    10Oct14 • 0 comments
  97. Troubled times for Tesco
    6Oct14 • 1 comment
  98. Get your tongue round this
    3Oct14 • 8 comments
  99. Spik Doric : Lesson 69
    29Sep14 • 2 comments
  100. Well done, Madame l’Artiste
    26Sep14 • 2 comments
  101. Times gone by at Ballater
    22Sep14 • 2 comments
  102. Why did Scotland vote No?
    19Sep14 • 0 comments
  103. If you’re not for us …
    15Sep14 • 2 comments
  104. Spik Doric : Lesson 68
    12Sep14 • 3 comments
  105. Make your own rosehip jelly
    8Sep14 • 2 comments
  106. Spik Doric : Lesson 67
    5Sep14 • 0 comments
  107. All thanks to Gordon Brown
    1Sep14 • 0 comments
  108. Times gone by at Insch
    29Aug14 • 11 comments
  109. Spik Doric : Lesson 66
    26Aug14 • 3 comments
  110. Time to call a Gaelic halt
    19Aug14 • 34 comments
  111. Not all depressives are gloomy
    18Aug14 • 0 comments
  112. Gem of Scottish museums
    15Aug14 • 3 comments
  113. Spik Doric : Lesson 65
    11Aug14 • 2 comments
  114. Alford in the 1940s
    8Aug14 • 6 comments
  115. Confessions of a secret school-meals fan
    4Aug14 • 6 comments
  116. Spik Doric : Lesson 64
    1Aug14 • 0 comments
  117. Parking problems at the park
    28Jul14 • 6 comments
  118. Waitress raises the language hackles
    22Jul14 • 11 comments
  119. Spik Doric : Lesson 63
    21Jul14 • 1 comment
  120. Humour of the countryside
    18Jul14 • 8 comments
  121. Memories of Old Aberdeen in 1979
    14Jul14 • 6 comments
  122. Spik Doric : Lesson 62
    11Jul14 • 4 comments
  123. Enterprise in Crown Street
    7Jul14 • 0 comments
  124. Scots at their blunt best
    4Jul14 • 0 comments
  125. Spik Doric : Lesson 61
    30Jun14 • 1 comment
  126. Farewell, St Nicholas House
    27Jun14 • 10 comments
  127. Times gone by at Lossie
    23Jun14 • 0 comments
  128. Spik Doric : Lesson 60
    20Jun14 • 3 comments
  129. When thieves spoil it for everyone
    16Jun14 • 3 comments
  130. Old chauffeurs knew how to wash a car
    13Jun14 • 2 comments
  131. Spik Doric : Lesson 59
    9Jun14 • 2 comments
  132. Wrong idea about Doric
    6Jun14 • 5 comments
  133. Times gone by at Stonehaven
    2Jun14 • 0 comments
  134. Spik Doric : Lesson 58
    30May14 • 0 comments
  135. Remembering a school giant
    26May14 • 6 comments
  136. Scare yourself into eating less
    23May14 • 2 comments
  137. Spik Doric : Lesson 57
    19May14 • 1 comment
  138. Doric defeats cold-call scams
    16May14 • 0 comments
  139. Memories of Aberdeen, 1980
    12May14 • 0 comments
  140. Toulmin winner chosen for 2014
    9May14 • 2 comments
  141. Spik Doric : Lesson 56
    5May14 • 3 comments
  142. Make cappuccino the easy way
    2May14 • 2 comments
  143. Spik Doric : Lesson 55
    28Apr14 • 7 comments
  144. Wisdom-teeth removal : Part Two
    25Apr14 • 0 comments
  145. Wisdom-teeth removal: Part One
    21Apr14 • 2 comments
  146. Spik Doric : Lesson 54
    18Apr14 • 2 comments
  147. Spot the mistake
    14Apr14 • 8 comments
  148. Aunt Ruth would be hopping mad
    10Apr14 • 21 comments
  149. Spik Doric : Lesson 53
    6Apr14 • 0 comments
  150. Scotland loses a fine politician
    4Apr14 • 0 comments
  151. Times gone by at Turriff
    2Apr14 • 2 comments
  152. When a book becomes a collector’s item
    30Mar14 • 1 comment
  153. Spik Doric : Lesson 52
    27Mar14 • 0 comments
  154. How’s this for service?
    25Mar14 • 2 comments
  155. How to write a eulogy
    22Mar14 • 1 comment
  156. Spik Doric : Lesson 51
    19Mar14 • 0 comments
  157. Brass Neck Award 2014
    17Mar14 • 1 comment
  158. Times gone by at Ellon
    14Mar14 • 7 comments
  159. Spik Doric : Lesson 50
    23Feb14 • 0 comments
  160. You know you’re getting old when …
    21Feb14 • 0 comments
  161. Filming on The Cabrach
    19Feb14 • 70 comments
  162. Spik Doric : Lesson 49
    13Feb14 • 2 comments
  163. Aunt Ruth’s birthday dinner
    10Feb14 • 2 comments
  164. Times gone by at Alford
    4Feb14 • 0 comments
  165. Spik Doric: Lesson 48
    31Jan14 • 0 comments
  166. Solar panels, one year on
    29Jan14 • 0 comments
  167. May 2014 be kind to you
    31Dec13 • 2 comments
  168. Spik Doric : Lesson 47
    12Dec13 • 0 comments
  169. When snow driving gets dangerous
    8Dec13 • 1 comment
  170. Tivoli Theatre back in business
    1Dec13 • 1 comment
  171. Spik Doric : Lesson 46
    11Nov13 • 0 comments
  172. No pleasure in rash behaviour
    8Nov13 • 0 comments
  173. Memories of Inverurie in 1980
    5Nov13 • 0 comments
  174. Spik Doric : Lesson 45
    12Oct13 • 0 comments
  175. Four annoying things about charities
    26Sep13 • 1 comment
  176. Welcome back, Strictly
    7Sep13 • 4 comments
  177. Spik Doric : Lesson 44
    1Sep13 • 0 comments
  178. Memories of Powis in 1979
    29Aug13 • 0 comments
  179. Oh, those senior moments
    25Aug13 • 3 comments
  180. Spik Doric : Lesson 43
    21Aug13 • 1 comment
  181. Where do the papers come from?
    17Aug13 • 4 comments
  182. Marvels of jam and crisps
    13Aug13 • 1 comment
  183. Spik Doric : Lesson 42
    9Aug13 • 0 comments
  184. Memories of Aberdeen in 1979
    5Aug13 • 9 comments
  185. Walking Aberdeen’s wartime history
    1Aug13 • 2 comments
  186. Spik Doric : Lesson 41
    27Jul13 • 0 comments
  187. ARI: the good and the … not so good
    25Jul13 • 0 comments
  188. Slip of the tongue on BBC Radio
    22Jul13 • 0 comments
  189. Spik Doric : Lesson 40
    19Jul13 • 0 comments
  190. Flash of humour at Woolmanhill
    16Jul13 • 4 comments
  191. Memories of Aberdeenshire in 1977
    12Jul13 • 3 comments
  192. Spik Doric : Lesson 39
    7Jul13 • 3 comments
  193. Comedy at the school show
    3Jul13 • 1 comment
  194. Perfect solution to those extra pounds
    18Jun13 • 1 comment
  195. Spik Doric : Lesson 38
    13Jun13 • 2 comments
  196. Remember the 11-plus?
    9Jun13 • 3 comments
  197. Memories of Aberdeen in 1979
    5Jun13 • 1 comment
  198. Spik Doric : Lesson 37
    1Jun13 • 2 comments
  199. Help needed for poem mystery
    28May13 • 2 comments
  200. What’s in store for Doric?
    24May13 • 4 comments
  201. Spik Doric : Lesson 36
    20May13 • 2 comments
  202. Toulmin winner for 2013
    16May13 • 1 comment
  203. Memories of Aberdeenshire in 1978
    12May13 • 2 comments
  204. Spik Doric : Lesson 35
    10May13 • 0 comments
  205. Outfoxing the advert scams
    4May13 • 0 comments
  206. Humour, even in the saddest situation
    30Apr13 • 1 comment
  207. Norman S. Harper (1928-2013)
    5Apr13 • 1 comment
  208. Spik Doric : Lesson 34
    18Mar13 • 2 comments
  209. Dinner Grace in Doric
    14Mar13 • 3 comments
  210. Memories of Aberdeen in 1979
    10Mar13 • 17 comments
  211. Spik Doric : Lesson 33
    6Mar13 • 0 comments
  212. Arctic Star medal long overdue
    2Mar13 • 0 comments
  213. In praise of Scottish water
    26Feb13 • 0 comments
  214. Spik Doric: Lesson 32
    21Feb13 • 7 comments
  215. Message from two strangers
    17Feb13 • 0 comments
  216. Memories of Aberdeen in 1980
    13Feb13 • 4 comments
  217. Spik Doric: Lesson 31
    9Feb13 • 0 comments
  218. How to make the classic buttery
    4Feb13 • 75 comments
  219. What’s all the fuss about 4G?
    31Jan13 • 0 comments
  220. Spik Doric : Lesson 30
    26Jan13 • 0 comments
  221. Better way to clear snow
    22Jan13 • 0 comments
  222. Yes, chivalry is dead
    14Jan13 • 0 comments
  223. Solar panels, the verdict
    2Jan13 • 0 comments
  224. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year
    22Dec12 • 0 comments
  225. Spik Doric : Lesson 29
    19Dec12 • 0 comments
  226. Solar-panel report : November
    14Dec12 • 0 comments
  227. No excuse for Sydney DJ idiots
    10Dec12 • 0 comments
  228. Christmas literature and carols on Deeside
    23Nov12 • 0 comments
  229. Spik Doric : Lesson 28
    6Nov12 • 0 comments
  230. Solar-panel report : October
    1Nov12 • 0 comments
  231. Cobwebs on a dungheap
    24Oct12 • 0 comments
  232. Stand by for higher food prices
    12Oct12 • 0 comments
  233. Solar-panel Report : September
    8Oct12 • 0 comments
  234. In praise of Charles Murray
    27Sep12 • 5 comments
  235. Spik Doric : Lesson 27
    19Sep12 • 0 comments
  236. Perils of a crackly phone line
    11Sep12 • 0 comments
  237. Solar-panel report : August
    3Sep12 • 0 comments
  238. Spik Doric : Lesson 26
    25Aug12 • 0 comments
  239. Small-change advice from the Deeside doctor
    17Aug12 • 0 comments
  240. Spik Doric : Lesson 25
    15Aug12 • 0 comments
  241. Illiterates writing for UK newspapers
    3Aug12 • 2 comments
  242. How to be a bad parent
    2Aug12 • 1 comment
  243. Solar-panel report : July
    1Aug12 • 0 comments
  244. Spik Doric : Lesson 24
    30Jul12 • 1 comment
  245. Spik Doric : Lesson 23
    6Jul12 • 0 comments
  246. Solar-panel report : June
    2Jul12 • 2 comments
  247. Brass Neck Award 2012
    27Jun12 • 0 comments
  248. Spik Doric : Lesson 22
    22Jun12 • 0 comments
  249. Dingo baby and the Aberdeenshire connection
    12Jun12 • 2 comments
  250. Spik Doric : Lesson 21
    8Jun12 • 0 comments
  251. Solar-panel Report : May
    2Jun12 • 0 comments
  252. Spik Doric : Lesson 20
    11May12 • 1 comment
  253. Spik Doric : Lesson 19
    4May12 • 0 comments
  254. Cure your own depression
    3May12 • 0 comments
  255. We have a Toulmin winner
    2May12 • 2 comments
  256. Solar-panel report : April
    1May12 • 0 comments
  257. Spik Doric : Lesson 18
    27Apr12 • 0 comments
  258. Spik Doric : Lesson 17
    20Apr12 • 0 comments
  259. UK shoppers drifting from Tesco
    19Apr12 • 0 comments
  260. Spik Doric : Lesson 16
    13Apr12 • 0 comments
  261. Titanic cruises are in very poor taste
    10Apr12 • 0 comments
  262. Spik Doric : Lesson 15
    6Apr12 • 0 comments
  263. Treat petrol with the utmost respect
    3Apr12 • 0 comments
  264. Solar-panel report : March
    2Apr12 • 0 comments
  265. Spik Doric : Lesson 14
    30Mar12 • 0 comments
  266. Employer grabs workers’ tips
    28Mar12 • 0 comments
  267. Let’s hear it for the English language
    27Mar12 • 0 comments
  268. Spik Doric : Lesson 13
    23Mar12 • 0 comments
  269. Dignity for older people
    22Mar12 • 0 comments
  270. Stovies
    21Mar12 • 2 comments
  271. Here’s an offer you CAN refuse
    20Mar12 • 0 comments
  272. Wullie and the doorstep bobby
    19Mar12 • 0 comments
  273. Spik Doric : Lesson 12
    16Mar12 • 0 comments
  274. Fuel costs soar to a new UK high
    15Mar12 • 0 comments
  275. Crème Pâtissière
    14Mar12 • 0 comments
  276. Max and Riley’s sister wins
    13Mar12 • 2 comments
  277. Dode’s surprise at the bar
    12Mar12 • 0 comments
  278. Spik Doric : Lesson 11
    9Mar12 • 1 comment
  279. Computer scams : update
    8Mar12 • 0 comments
  280. Rye Bread
    7Mar12 • 0 comments
  281. Looking after the workers
    6Mar12 • 0 comments
  282. Dode back to the doctor
    5Mar12 • 0 comments
  283. Spik Doric : Lesson 10
    2Mar12 • 0 comments
  284. Solar-panel report : February
    1Mar12 • 0 comments
  285. Brioche
    29Feb12 • 0 comments
  286. There’s something wrong with your computer
    28Feb12 • 0 comments
  287. Spik Doric : Lesson Nine
    27Feb12 • 0 comments
  288. Dode’s scare at the hospital
    24Feb12 • 0 comments
  289. The perils of the book signing
    23Feb12 • 0 comments
  290. Lemon-poppyseed cupcakes
    22Feb12 • 0 comments
  291. Celebrate dreary Britain
    21Feb12 • 0 comments
  292. Spik Doric : Lesson Eight
    20Feb12 • 5 comments
  293. Trauma for Mr and Mrs Balloon
    17Feb12 • 0 comments
  294. Downton or Upstairs Downstairs?
    16Feb12 • 0 comments
  295. Apple-Almond Dessert Cake
    15Feb12 • 0 comments
  296. Time to sober up cheap drunks
    14Feb12 • 1 comment
  297. Spik Doric : Lesson Seven
    13Feb12 • 0 comments
  298. An Englishman, an Irishman … and Dode
    10Feb12 • 0 comments
  299. Auntie Ruth’s 86th birthday
    9Feb12 • 0 comments
  300. Basic white bread
    8Feb12 • 0 comments
  301. Salmond’s irk at the BBC
    7Feb12 • 0 comments
  302. Spik Doric : Lesson Six
    6Feb12 • 2 comments
  303. Wullie and Dode’s bedtime routine
    3Feb12 • 0 comments
  304. Solar-panel report: January
    2Feb12 • 0 comments
  305. Tuna and sweetcorn quiche
    1Feb12 • 0 comments
  306. Bye-bye, Sir Fred. Hello, Mr Goodwin
    31Jan12 • 0 comments
  307. Spik Doric : Lesson Five
    30Jan12 • 0 comments
  308. Dode at the barber
    27Jan12 • 0 comments
  309. Death for the living
    26Jan12 • 0 comments
  310. Chocolate muffins
    25Jan12 • 0 comments
  311. Blood donor takes offence
    24Jan12 • 0 comments
  312. Spik Doric : Lesson Four
    23Jan12 • 0 comments
  313. Wullie and Dode at the GP
    20Jan12 • 0 comments
  314. Glorious blunders of CCTV
    19Jan12 • 0 comments
  315. Butteries (or rowies)
    18Jan12 • 1 comment
  316. Mecca for nonsense
    17Jan12 • 0 comments
  317. Spik Doric : Lesson Three
    16Jan12 • 0 comments
  318. Wullie and Dode go rowing
    13Jan12 • 0 comments
  319. More bumps and bashes needed
    12Jan12 • 0 comments
  320. Scones
    11Jan12 • 0 comments
  321. Importance of proofreading
    10Jan12 • 0 comments
  322. Spik Doric : Lesson Two
    9Jan12 • 0 comments
  323. Patrick, the plastering duck
    6Jan12 • 0 comments
  324. Rowies or butteries?
    5Jan12 • 6 comments
  325. Sticky Lemon Ginger Cake
    4Jan12 • 0 comments
  326. Two peers a-fiddling
    3Jan12 • 0 comments
  327. Spik Doric : Lesson One
    2Jan12 • 0 comments
  328. Welcome to the new site
    1Jan12 • 0 comments