Tag Archives: scotland

St Andra’s Fault

AnElephantCant tell you too much About St Andrew who is Scotland’s Patron Saint According to tittle tattle He won us a battle So we seem to have no cause for complaint Now Andy is quite a busy chappie He is … Continue reading

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directions

Ear Phones Recommended: winter creeps in from the east cap lardier lost in misty shrouds the sky is wretched dark and grey my spirit writhes in clouds sun shines warmly in the south forgetting pain and dismal cold but in … Continue reading

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Liar Liar

Liar Liar I would rather not take office. This is the response of the leader of the UK’s largest political party, when asked if he would do a deal with the Scottish National Party. Less than 8 months after a … Continue reading

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Blizzard of Ice – Friday Fictioneers

AnElephantCant take part in Winter Sports Although some ladies outfits do look rather nice His only complaint here is It looks rather dangerous AnElephantCant skate on thin ice Once again it is Friday Fictioneer time. Our svelte slalomist Rochelle lays … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mr Burns

AnElephantCant write poetry like Rabbie But then of course nobody can It is almost a crime To pen this silly rhyme As a tribute to an exceptional man January 25th is the birthday of Scotland’s National Bard, the much-loved Robert … Continue reading

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right and wrong

You tell me I will soon forget That you already can’t remember But you are sunshine in July And I’m the east wind in November I tell you that you’re always right You tell me that I’m wrong I say … Continue reading

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Man’s Inhumanity to Man Makes Countless Thousands Mourn*

I have seen them in many parts of the world. From Scotland to Canada and the USA. From France to Australia. Each one rips at my soul. But the saddest thing about War Memorials, strangely enough, is not the heart-breaking … Continue reading

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