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Cycling to support HIV/AIDS services

Neill Strickland, a friend and former work colleague from my days at  BBC Radio 5 Live, is taking part in the AIDS/LifeCycle, a seven-day, 545 mile bike ride from San Francisco to Los Angeles to raise money for the San Francisco AIDS Foundation and the LA Gay and Lesbian Center. The two agencies provide the […]

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Ice, snow and shirt sleeves

The Met Office has issued a “be aware” notice, warning of the prospect of widespread gales across Scotland on Christmas Eve but we’re in a calm at the moment. The temperature is -3ºC, there’s a thick layer of ice over much of the croft and we’re being dusted by intermittent snow flurries. Despite this, I’ve […]

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Life on a croft in Ness

In one of my forays around the web, seeking the blogs of other others who lead the crofting life, I turned up Sweeny’s Air on Lot, from Ness on the Isle of Lewis. Somehow I’ve missed the blog in the past, but here’s some of Sweeny’s background to give a taste: I have started up […]

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Small Boy holding a plate with glazed fruits and cinnamon cream.

Time for pudding

The Wee ‘Un with the glazed citrus fruits with  spiced ricotta that he helped make for his mum. Spiced Ricotta Ingredients 300g ricotta cheese ½ tsp ground ginger ½tsp ground cinnamon 1tbsp honey 2tbsp double cream 100g pecans, chopped Method Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Chill. Spoon over fruit.

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