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Seasonal surprises

posted 15 Dec 2016, 11:38 by Fran Brady   [ updated 16 Dec 2016, 11:58 ]
It was time this week for our last Linlithgow writing group of 2106. As usual, I met the Stirling train and three members duly squeezed into my wee Fiat Panda and headed for our usual meeting place, a room on the High Street belonging to one of the town's churches.
But, seasonally, there was no room when we arrived at it. ‘Our’ room was full of workmen and great doings were afoot. The St John’s administrator, Ruth, had forgotten to let me know but ( in the seasonal spirit) I forgave Ruth when she sent an apologetic email later in the day.
We repaired to the 'Burgh Halls Café', leaving a message for another member, who was coming later, and took over a corner among several breastfeeding babies and mummies. The seasonal theme continued . . .
The group has been going since April 2015 and has just produced its first anthology. Because we meet in the beautiful old town of Linlithgow, birth place of Mary Queen of Scots, we decided to call the anthology 'Light on the Loch'. This led to a decision to name our group 'The Loch Lights'.