We Should Not Sweat Exams!

We Should Not Sweat Exams!

It’s ironic really that some genius in the academic world had the smart idea to schedule national examinations during Scotland’s best chance of decent weather. We have a tiny window of opportunity – barely a porthole – for the sun to shine in Scotland. Yes, we’re...
Team Building or Team Busting?

Team Building or Team Busting?

Clare, my dentist, said her favourite part of Soup is The New Coffee is the day Soup Bling is exported into the Scottish countryside for a team-building event. She said I must have experienced a few in my working life. Indeed – I’ve attempted Soup Bling’s challenge of...
Soup in the Meadows

Soup in the Meadows

Last week I received an email from Amelia ‘outskirts of Aberdeenshire’ asking about the Meadows in Edinburgh. She had a vision of poppy fields and frolicking rabbits and couldn’t understand why Callie would set up a soup kiosk in the middle of a pasture. I soon put...
Colinton Dell

Colinton Dell

Of course Chips was highly delighted when I told him we were going for a donder down Colinton Dell. The shrubby, tree-lined path, which weaves alongside the Water of Leith is like heaven to the intrepid dachshund. But the real skill comes -not in negotiating the muddy...
Blackford Hill

Blackford Hill

Chips and I were heading out this morning when Mr Thom, my neighbour, stopped me to express his empathy for Robert Lithgow’s predicament in Knitting Haggis. Seemingly he, too, has been chasing a package that hasn’t arrived. After scouring his recycling bin and under...