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September 30, 2014

Sacrificial Prices

Filed under: Merchandise — scotsabroad @ 8:30 am

sacrificial prices

Eid al-Adha this weekend. 19 million gets you a cow.


September 19, 2014

Scotland, what the…

Filed under: politics — scotsabroad @ 8:36 pm


 I have edited this comment so many times since the referendum result was announced. As a Scot temporarily living abroad it is a wee bit embarrassing talking about what happened. Almost everyone I speak to assumed that the Scottish people wanted to become the world’s newest nation. We didn’t. But I’m proud to be from Dundee. One of only three regions to vote  for independence. Heads up city of blue and tangerine dreamers – one of us might win the league! One positive, we can’t sing that appalling anthem any more. The lyrics are laughable now.

September 16, 2014

Thinking of Thursday

Filed under: politics — scotsabroad @ 1:02 pm


September 15, 2014

Back in Bali

Filed under: Running — scotsabroad @ 12:11 pm


The last year has not been memorable for running. I missed runs due to injury and passport problems. The only marathon I did was painfully slow and memorable only for cramp and the throwing up just after half way. However, yesterday I thoroughly enjoyed running the Bali Marathon. The race started at 5am but the sun was shining by 7am and it was quite hilly. But it was wonderful to run through each of the villages and be encouraged by the cheering school children, some Balinese dancers and musicians. I came home in 4hrs 25 min. Not brilliant but very, very happy. Can only put it down to red wine and bananas.

Now looking forward to the Jakarta Marathon at the end of October and Bangkok Marathon in November.

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