My neighbourhood shipyard on the left The night prior to my discharge from the Spinal Unit, during my send-off party, my then partner called to say she, personally, could not cope with the new demands my needs would place on her. It was to prove to be the best thing she could ever have […]


Spina Trivia; Skeletons discovered in a cave in Taforalt, Morocco showed signs of spina bifida – bones dating back to 10000 and 8500 BCE From Spina Bifida by Stephanie Watson https://rosenpublishing.com/product/spina-bifida November 16th 2006, I recall it being an unseasonably mild, beautiful, blue sky morning in Aberdeen; The kind of day which brought the unique […]


Spring forward some twenty years, from the early 1990s to virtually noughties-eve and you find me living and working in Aberdeen. I had, since 1997, been fortunate enough to have been working in the bookselling trade, the closest I’d ever come in my working life to that idea of turning a passion into a career. […]