Burns Night: A Scottish Celebration – Worldwide

Every year, without fail, my family celebrate Burns night. We’re not Scottish, we just like food and company and this seems as good an excuse as any. It’s no grand affair; we gather all our Scottish friends for authenticity’s sake and then we eat a lot of haggis, tatties and neeps, and have a wee […]

On Being Haunted by Victor Hugo

This story begins over 10 years ago when I was still at school. We had a series of big exams coming up that would decide the level of the classes we would be in for the next three years (Higher, Intermediate or Lower). Naturally, everyone was in a panic. There’s that concern that if you’re […]