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    Mental Health,  Personal

    The Car Park In The Sky

    On Tuesday this week, I did something I haven’t done for a while. I went to the car park in the sky to think. If you live in or around Glasgow, you’ll know this place. It’s just above the Gleniffer Braes, on the way out of Paisley toward Ayrshire. If I had to describe it to someone, I would say it’s like the car parks you see in American movies – a lookout point where people just park. I didn’t discover this place until around 2007, when I started working in Paisley, which was a really difficult time in my life. Another memory of the car park in the sky…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    When Travel Blogging Goes Wrong

    One of the reasons why I’ve always shied away from pro-blogging is that I am far too honest. I would even go so far as to say that I have honesty Tourettes. I can’t help it. If I’m not happy with something, I can’t pretend that I am and I often roll my eyes at the sight of all the sycophantic blogs that do nothing but praise. I told myself that when I started RockPaperSpirit, I wouldn’t have to tell any lies. I would work only with brands I love. I would blog only about products I believe in and keep my fingers still when I hate something, but does…