Reflections on life

A STUDENT IN THE SIXTIES, PART TWO

Ana / April 25, 2020

Photo – Military wedding photographer – alexbucklandphotography.co.uk Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, 1967, I’m 21. I live in a row of imposingly tall houses dating from the 1700s, way past their former glory. A dark stone staircase winds up from the wide street to our front door, and through that another, this time carpeted, rises up into a large, square hall with…

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Reflections on life

A STUDENT IN THE SIXTIES, PART ONE.

Ana / April 15, 2020

1965, Atholl Crescent College of Domestic Science, Edinburgh. I’m nineteen and studying Institutional Management for three years which will qualify me to run large organisations on the domestic front. I’m not bright enough for University, according to my school, but I’m practical, so this will do. Because I’m never going to tell anyone that my dream is to be an…

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Reflections on life

A ROLLER COASTER EXPERIENCE

Ana / February 21, 2020

It was the early 1980s, I was thirty four and out of work. A few years earlier I’d left the family business to find out what life was like on the outside, and I ran a start up retail company that was initially successful. But by year three sales were less impressive, and I was out pretty much overnight. Not…

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