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February 2023
February 25, 2023

War – First Anniversary

War – First Anniversary              Word on the Week          25th February 2023. Nobody thought the Ukrainian War would last 12 long months. Now no one thinks it will be over soon!    It is much easier to start wars than to stop them!   Not that the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, shows any signs of wanting a ceasefire. […]

February 18, 2023


Anniversaries                   Word on the Week                     18th February 2023. We appear to be living longer these days.   Our neighbour passed the 100 mark a couple of years’ ago and this week celebrated reaching 102. This led me to figure out that my mother would be 123 years old had she lived to this day which is […]

February 11, 2023


Merkinch                          Word on the Week                     11th February 2023. What has a down-town district in a remote town in the Scottish Highlands got to do with ‘Word on the Week’?   How could such a place ever be newsworthy?                Merkinch was usually referred to as ‘The Ferry’.   The place where the car ferry left Inverness and travelled […]

February 4, 2023

Brigit’s Day

Brigit’s Day                      Word on the Week                     4th February 2023.      We have a new Public Holiday.   February 1st has been decreed.   This brings us into line with the bulk of the EU with the same number of public holidays. Historically this was St Brigit’s Day. The name Brigit means different things to different people!   She is […]