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Dashcam captures a near-miss

Dashcam captures a near-miss

Nearly a year ago, I wrote here about deciding to fit a dashcam in my car after I had witnessed a horrendous example of dangerous driving. A young blonde in a Mini had shot past me at 55mph in a 30mph zone, followed closely by another car being driven just as stupidly. Since then, my dashcam has recorded a few trivial incidents that […]

Extra eye on driver neepery

Extra eye on driver neepery

A few weeks ago, while driving home from Deeside, I became aware of a white Mini Countryman on my tail. The driver, a blonde in her late teens or early 20s and wearing a baseball cap, was driving far too close for the conditions and wet roads. A grey BMW was similarly close behind her. […]

Story of a granite marker

Story of a granite marker

If ever you have travelled the B9119 road from Echt to Tarland, Aberdeenshire, you might have noticed a pink-granite cross on a lonely spot by the side of the road, just before the summit and the slow descent to the Howe of Cromar. There is a sad tale to tell. The cross marks the spot where a promising […]

Dangers of the solar eclipse

Dangers of the solar eclipse

Did you enjoy the solar eclipse? We were lucky enough for all the morning haze and cloud to clear 20 minutes before the show started and had the perfect view. This is more than can be said for many school pupils throughout northern Scotland. I hear from several sources that under-18s in many schools were outraged not […]

Farewell, December. Hello, 2015.

Farewell, December. Hello, 2015.

Some of you might be wondering about the dearth of posts here throughout December. The usual Monday and Friday dispatches have not been dispatched. I apologise. December has been a month I don’t care to repeat. As it began, I had an elderly aunt in convalescent care and had to liaise with various agencies about getting care for […]

Not all depressives are gloomy

Not all depressives are gloomy

The suicide of Robin Williams has brought the subject into the media spotlight yet again. There have been newspaper features about suicide, television discussions about suicide, magazine lists of the Top 10 signs of depression that could lead to suicide, radio phone-ins about suicide, and dozens of other forms and outlets for suicide-related opinion and […]

When snow driving gets dangerous

When snow driving gets dangerous

I have witnessed two examples of bad winter driving in the space of six hours, both of which could have killed me, so you’ll excuse me if I’m writing this with a strong cup of coffee to restore the nerves. The first was a simple case of inexperience and bravado meeting incompetence and bad judgment. […]

Treat petrol with the utmost respect

Treat petrol with the utmost respect

Like everyone else in the UK, I feel very sorry for the woman from York who was decanting petrol from one canister into another in her kitchen while she was cooking dinner, apparently forgetting the naked flame on the stove. The petrol fumes ignited, setting fire to her clothes. She panicked and spilled more petrol, […]

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