Author Archives: gbarrie

A beautiful boy

By | September 20, 2017

We’ve always had dogs in our family as we grew up; border collies were the preferred breed. We got our own puppy, a sheltie, for their intelligence, loyalty and their playfulness. Oran, our beloved boy, now 2, loves to play and isn’t shy of bringing me his ball to play catch and fetch. I absolutely… Read More »

Justice should be blind, not bigoted

By | June 23, 2017

Have you looked into the background of our newly appointed Justice Secretary, David Lidington? He’s been relatively low key until now, despite being an MP since 1992; in 2010 he was appointed Europe Minister. At the 2015 election he became Leader of the house of Commons and then recently Justice Minister and Lord Chancellor under… Read More »

A Life Changing Event

By | August 31, 2015

So. Where to start. We’d been thinking of getting a dog for several years but what breed to get? I grew up with Border Collies and I love the breed very much. Andy grew up with a black Labrador and a Great Dane; not sure either would be practical for our lifestyle. After lots of… Read More »

Savile, Scepticism, Sophistry & Severance

By | February 11, 2015

Ok, The Jimmy Savile debacle and Labour in Scotland. What could possibly link these two? Reputation and the destruction of an institution.  The strength of positive opinion about an organisation or person within the public at large; the belief in you and about you … and how quickly that can be ruined. This may seem… Read More »

Scottish Labour Feel The Cold Wind in Fife

By | January 24, 2015

Thursday 22nd Jan saw a council seat by-election in Kirkcaldy East; often these pass without comment but this one is very interesting indeed and deserves examination. Why? Well, it sits within the Westminster constituency seat of one Gordon Brown, MP, who has held this since its creation in 2005. In the 2010 WM elections, Gordon… Read More »

A Day in the Hills

By | January 5, 2015

Sometimes it’s good to get away from it all, get out in the middle of (almost) nowhere and wander around and let your mind wander. My favourite thing to do is head for the hills with my camera. On this day I had my Parents’ beautiful border Collie with me, Glenn. What a lovely way… Read More »