The Delicious Dram

When it comes to whisky-making, the copper stills used to distill the spirit are often very very old, sometimes hundreds of years old. Over time the stills get a bit bashed and each develops its unique pattern of bumps and dents. The wild thing is, this affects the taste of the whisky that particular stillContinue reading “The Delicious Dram”

Happy Australia Day!

Happy Australia Day! It’s a day that gives pause for thought both for those people who are Australian by birth and those who are Australian by choice. Coming from Scotland I’ve often been asked whether I was torn between the country of my birth and the country I choose to live in, but I don’tContinue reading “Happy Australia Day!”

The Effort of Doing Nothing

My very writing of this blog post is one big ol’ piece of irony. I’m actually contravening what I’m writing about, in writing about it! Let me explain. The topic of this post is giving yourself permission to do nothing. Today is Sunday, it’s a sunny afternoon after a period of gloomy rainy wintry weather.Continue reading “The Effort of Doing Nothing”