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4 months ago

Oh, wad some power the Giftie gie us.

Neil Smith · The Euros are over. The final was a bit blah but the pre-match favourites and better team on the night won, and so England should be able to celebrate their best men’s championship outcome for over half a century and anticipate the next few years of watching this team mature and ...

6 months ago

Darkness on the Edge of (London) Town

Neil Smith · 1984/85 was my final year of high school. I was no great student, didn’t like school and was a shy, insecure outsider. I stayed on for sixth year because I had no idea what I was going to do with myself after school and many of the traditional options had been eliminated by the T ...

1 year ago


Neil Smith · She was gorgeous. More vibrant, more alive than any woman known or dreamed about since long before I settled for marriage. She talked brightly and I listened whilst lying in the hostel bunk. Half-dressed yet wholly entranced. · That evening we spent hours chatting, which clearly ...

1 year ago

Non-essential items that will make your Kilimanjaro hike better.

Neil Smith · Many years ago, I flew out of London to climb Kilimanjaro with a couple of friends. Within an hour of landing in Tanzania I stepped out in front of a car at the airport terminal and, twenty-four hours later was back in London with a broken ankle. · This article is by Mary Gunnin ...

1 year ago

Awake in a dream of America.

Neil Smith · This is one of four stories that I posted here some time ago. They were written in between other projects so landed on Bebee.com randomly which meant that they weren't particularly handy to find. This niggled me for a while so I took them down for some very light editing and they ...

3 years ago

Awake In a Dream Of America.

Neil Smith · Some time in May 1986 finds me sitting in the very new, very uncomfortable terminal four in London's Heathrow airport. As the Scottish ski season reached its end I had packed away my gear, stuffed a few things into a holdall and hitch hiked southwards from the village of Aviemore ...

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