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About sunnydunny

Poet, publisher, gardener

March 2019

1st March Headed off with grandson Morten for our little break in Argyll at Appin Holiday Homes. It was cloudy and damp when we set off, with low cloud and poor visibility. We stopped at the Green Wellie place at … Continue reading

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February 2019

Saturday 9th February Struck down by what I think is norovirus. Very debilitating. Could not stop vomiting and/or the other thing. Monday 11th February Feeling much better, but very weak – I have lost half a stone over the weekend … Continue reading

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End January to early February

2019 February 7th A meeting with the contact group for the Ward Identities project for the new East Lothian Community Hospital. In the afternoon a tour of Herdmanflat Hospital, which was fascinating. Then to Edinburgh for the launch of Catherine … Continue reading

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The Writing Blog

When I revamped my website (www.colinwill.co.uk) recently, I included a new page for a writing blog. I started it with the best of intentions (honestly), but it’s proved difficult to keep it up to date. So now I’m going to … Continue reading

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Influential books

         On Facebook recently, my friend Robert Hansen asked me to post the covers of seven books which have influenced me in some way. Initially I was posting these without comment, as requested, but I felt this … Continue reading

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Crete 6: Gortyn, Phaestos, Matala

On our final excursion of the trip we visited Gortyn, Phaistos and Matala. We rose early and were on the bus for the long drive to Gortyn. It’s a Roman town, built on a previous Minoan one. It’s very extensive, … Continue reading

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Crete 5: Armeni, Rethymnon, Gournia, Elounda, Spinalonga

A long drive today, through Rethymnon to our first site, the Late-Minoan (13th – 12th century BC) cemetery at Armeni. It’s an astonishing place, in an oak wood on a slope. The oaks are Kermes Oaks, with small spine-tipped leaves … Continue reading

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