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Posts from ‘November, 2011’

FOUR SEASONS: TRANSCEIVER & PROBE 101

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 26 November 2011 SITTING in the warmth and safety of the cafeteria at Glenmore Lodge, sportscotland’s national outdoor training centre near Aviemore, chief instructor Ian Sherrington is describing the sinking feeling of being caught in an avalanche. “I was working in the Alps,” he says. “If you have a couple of […]

FOUR SEASONS: BOVVERED ABOUT HEMINGWAY?

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 19 November 2011 ON 20 MAY 1958, three years before he committed suicide, Ernest Hemingway wrote a note to the executors of his estate. “It is my wish,” he told them, “that none of the letters written by me during my lifetime shall be published.” Fairly unambiguous that, isn’t it? Not […]

FOUR SEASONS: MEET THE JOXY GIRLS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 14 November 2011 TO A HYPNOTIC synth-pop soundtrack embroidered with faintly tribal-sounding, sub-Enya wailing, a group of tanned, bikini-clad young women frolic underwater like so many slow-motion, soft-focus mermaids. It could be a TV advert for a Sandals holiday resort, but these are the Roxy Girls, and this is the trailer […]

FOUR SEASONS: A GHRU-ELLING WEEKEND

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 5 November 2011 TWANG! My attempts to light a fire using the age-old bow-drill technique are not proving very successful. I’ve worked out how to string my bow to the requisite tension, I’ve learned how to wind my spindle onto the string, and I’ve managed to trap the spindle between the […]