Song for February: “Roll Your Wheel Over”

Here we are, February 29, and I’ve been blessed with a whole extra day to get my song done. Barely even needed it you guys. I wrote this in the tiniest whisper imaginable while huddled in an armchair on the isle of Arran, trying not to disturb my hosts in the room next door. Amazingly…

On Arran

I’ve bounced happily out of bed on this rare, blue-skied February morning, and I’ve got my shiny new Bobbin bicycle gliding along beside me as I make my way into Glasgow’s Central Station. This bike is so shiny, in fact, that it’s slowing me down – I can’t stop watching its perfect chrome surfaces as…

Balmahaving A Bloody Ball

Making plans when you live in Scotland requires a certain flexibility; a certain willingness to accept that anything you try to do will, 99% of the time, be made impossible, miserable, or just generally not worth pursuing by the hellish and unrelenting weather. Under these circumstances any intention to visit the shores of Loch Lomond…