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November 27, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Coldstream Bridge

abridge and boatWe were doing the weekly shop in Morrisons this morning, and collected the coupon to save with others to get £25 back before Christmas, and the chatty cashier called after me as I left: “Only two more coupons to collect.  Don’t leave the country!” To which I called back over my shoulder: “I am leaving the country, I live in Scotland.” This is the bridge I cross over to get home.  I seem to have lived on the border between Scotland and England for many years now – apart from a spell in Sunderland I have never lived more than a couple of miles from the Border, and most of the time only within short walking distance, though usually in England.  New powers are to be devolved to Scotland, as was promised during the hysterical run-up to the referendum. This was announced on the news today. I can see the North of England, not to mention Wales and Northern Ireland, not to mention the Fens, not to mention Cornwall,  not to mention Orkney and Shetland et al., getting their knickers in a twist about devolved powers for themselves; and why not, under the circumstances? Constitutional chaos and imbroglios loom.

November 27, 2014 Posted by | Art, Photography, Uncategorized | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

   

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