Posts By: Nicky Marr

Ten years on Facebook? Ouch!

I reached a milestone this week and I’m  conflicted about it. It’s not a birthday – that’s not till later in the year, but an anniversary. Ladies and gentlemen (pause for drumroll) it is ten years since I joined Facebook. Roll back a decade and a few weeks, and it just didn’t seem like something… Read more »

Delia lied – one is not fun

A quote on a friend’s Instagram account caught my eye last week. It raised a wry smile, so I liked it and shared it with my Facebook friends. You might have seen it doing the rounds… it reads: “Who knew that the hardest part of being an adult is figuring out what to cook for… Read more »

This week in – and out – of Europe

This week, the last of January 2020, has been book-ended by two emotional dates. On Monday we saw incredibly moving scenes as survivors of the Holocaust gathered in Auschwitz to mark the 75th anniversary of the camp’s liberation. And on Friday at 11pm the UK formally left the EU. We can never know what they… Read more »

Harry is a spare royal – leave them be

I can’t say my life will be any different now that Harry and Meghan have renounced their HRH titles and withdrawn from royal life, pledging to repay the £2.4million of taxpayers’ money for the renovations of Frogmore Cottage. I’m no Royalist – I had to turn to Google to check what they had called their… Read more »

Holy Spokes, I’m a (trike) pilot!

. WThe very first thing I did on my very first day back to work this year was gain a qualification. After a couple of hours’ training in the rain I am now proudly a qualified pilot for Inverness based cycle charity Spokes for Folks. My first outing with real, live passengers is on Friday… Read more »

Water. It’s part of Scotland’s DNA

As we slide inevitably into a new decade (how did that happen?) we can be forgiven for wishing that things would get better. The past ten years haven’t been great one in terms of news headlines. We’ve seen a devastating rise in the demand for food banks, and public services are in crisis; we’re witnessing… Read more »

New year, new pages to fill.

There’s nothing like the optimism of a new year. And there’s no more wholesome (and organised) way to celebrate than with a new appointments’ diary. Entering the year’s birthdays and holidays, work commitments and weekends-off always brings me hope. Already there are things to look forward to; a rugby weekend in Cardiff, a holiday with… Read more »

It’s not about the presents, but the memories.

Christmas is a time for traditions. If you don’t believe me, just ask yourself what your plans are for this year, and then compare them against what you did last year, or against what you did when you were a kid. There will be differences as the years roll on; new faces round the table,… Read more »

Saving the planet, one dirty carrot at a time

There’s a farm shop that I like to frequent, especially at this time of the year, and I popped over last weekend to start getting stocked up and ready for Christmas. Entering the building (it’s always chilly) I was hit by the smell of apples – several varieties. The fact that I could smell them… Read more »