Author Archives: waylander

 Guns. USA and UK

Following the recent school shooting in Florida I have seen many discussions here about the relative merits of gun control or the lack of it. I am well aware that, not being an American and not having had to live with the proliferation of armaments available to the populous there I have no right to […]


I’ve posted several blogs in defense of the current generation and, yes, this is another one, so if you doubt the youngesters perhaps you should read no further. To set the scene, our local shops are in one solid row, about 18 of them. In front is a parking area which has an entryway and […]

 Why all the fuss?

I was brought up in central Scotland in the 50’s and 60’s so my first real contact with people of a different race was at 18 in the army. Now there was a lot of prejudice about, but as I’d never met anyone other than white I decided to do what I always did and […]

 The White Witch’s Declaration

Some time ago I posted a blog about the White Witch of the Western Isles. She was a wonderful old lady and she gave me a gift I have treasured ever since. She also told me something which, at the time, I thought was mystical garbage. She told me that I would be the last. […]

 The fall of the English language

English is a complex language, but children of as young as 10 or 12 have managed to master it. Why then can the advertisers and their copy writers, who, presumably, are considerably older than that not manage to cope? I can see your confusion. What’s he on about now? OK, a couple of examples:- 1) […]

 The Terrier and the biscuit tin

I’ve had the Terrier MkII since the Christmas before last and while he’s turned into quite a little character, he’s shown no inclination towards anything that I’d call particularly interesting behaviour…..until now. Some among you may remember an old song called “Radar Love”? Well the Terrier seems to have some for of radar ears. Explanation […]

 Inquest into Chat Rooms

Over the last few months it’s been barren fields in the chat room. Where there used to be a vibrant, argumentative, stimulating area there is now a sterile area devoid of life. Why? I have no idea…….well I do, but I suspect a banning might be on the cards if i mention anything. Come back […]

 Ghosts In The Machine

Every time I come on this site the little orange tab at the bottom right of the screen indicates “Chat” and a number. I assume this is intended to be the number of people signed into the site at any given time. Assuming this is so, and please could “the management” enlighten me if I’m […]

 Mutterings and Mumblings

In the absence of anyone in the chat room in the afternoons for the last few days I’ve been refreshing the main page and reading through random old blogs. It’s become obvious that many of us have blogged about animals (yes guilty as charged), pets, and the loss thereof in stories like “The Rainbow Road” […]

 Death and Contempations

Someone stated that so many celebrities have passed this year. Who gives a chit? How many of our friends on here have disappeared? As this is a senior site, have they died? We do not know. So this year perhaps 10 celebrities have passed. Think! How many of those you’ve known in here have suddenly […]