I badly need a break, desperately, urgently. Not that I want to make this blog into the Labour party in Scotland – you know, a pity party – but I really need to get away for a while to recharge my mental, emotional and physical batteries. I’ve not had a holiday for over eight years, when my late partner Andy and I went to Granada for a week. After that his health deteriorated and his mobility was poor, so it was the last holiday we had.
The past year has been hectic. Andy passed away. There was the wee matter of a referendum. Then I moved house, took up blogging and writing as a full time job, developed a case of psoriasis that would make the Singing Detective go “ouch”, and we had the minor matter of a political landslide. So it’s fair to say that I’ve had a busy time of it over the past 12 months or so.
But now it’s time to stop for a wee breather, to go somewhere different and spend some time relaxing. So on 18 June I am off to Boston for 8 days. That’s Boston Massachusetts, not Boston Lincolnshire. I last visited when I was 18 and had a great time, but I’ve not been back for over 30 years. It will be interesting to see how it’s changed. I’m flying out on 18 June, and will be away for 8 days – although I’ll need a day or so to recover from the jet lag once I return home.
The dug is going to stay with friends in sunny Glenboig. They’ll spoil him rotten and let him sleep on the sofa, and take him for walks in the fields. So he’ll be well looked after.
Macart – who has written some great guest pieces for the blog – will be minding the shop while I am away. He’ll write a piece or two himself when I’m away, but he won’t be writing everyday. So if you’ve ever fancied writing a guest post for Wee Ginger Dug – this is your opportunity. You can write about anything that takes your fancy (just as long as it won’t get me sued), and up to a maximum of 2000 words. You can write an essay or a poem, it’s up to you.
Send your blog entries to me at weegingerdug[at]gmail.com (remember to replace [at] by @) by Wednesday 17th June, and I’ll pass them on to Macart. He’ll have the final say about what gets published.
Meanwhile – if there are any regular readers of this blog in the Boston area, drop me a line and perhaps we can arrange to meet up while I’m visiting your fair city.
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