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3/4/2016 Heather Gems – what stunning pieces of art! I was totally fascinated by the whole process of how this company turns heather stems into fabulous pieces of jewellery. How they manage to get such beautiful rainbows of colour in the finished pieces really got my attention. It was Sunday and the weather had turned…. Read more »

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2/4/2016 The weather in Pitlochry was great that Saturday. There were blue skies, a lot of sunshine and it was actually quite warm.  Even in the height of the summer here in Scotland, you count your blessings if the temperatures hit 19 degrees. So a warm day in the Highlands was an unusual thing. After… Read more »

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7/4/2016 Agency Worker Regulations (A.W.R.) are supposed to protect the agency worker’s rights. But what’s the point in them if they don’t apply? My colleague and I have been working in the same temporary job, through a job agency, for the same company for the last eight months. We’re both working through Hays Recruitment Agency… Read more »

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3/1/2016 Edinburgh was buzzing. There were a lot of events and activities in the city on the days leading up to Christmas. The atmosphere was busy, with people doing their Christmas shopping but magical at the same time.  The European Christmas market in Princes Street Gardens was choc-o block full. It was hectic with people… Read more »

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9/8/2015 Since May this year I’ve been moving around quite a lot. Some of those moves have been just holidays and some have been major relocations. I left New Zealand in May, headed back to Amsterdam for a few days, then on to Ireland for about seven weeks and now I’ve moved to Edinburgh.  Hopefully… Read more »