Alan Brown, author of 'Overlander' from @SarabandBooks, short-listed for the 2019 Saltire Awards. Upland flรขneur. Slow bicyclist. Xenophile. Sale polyvalent.

The wildwood of Caledon
Joined September 2018
Amis francais - ce monsieur est perdu a Paris, quartier de Vincennes.
Any reds out n about in Paris, me dad has vanished. Weโ€™re staying at novotol montreuil Vincennes, canโ€™t find him. Any help. Message us cheers
Trying to extract a crank that was still very firmly bolted to the bottom bracket. @aweepedal knows about this.
What's the most stupid moment you've ever had on a bike? So far we've heard: clip-in fails, someone (accidentally) getting a lacrosse stick in their spokes, badger bravery and cycling with your eyes closed... It can even happen to the professionals...
STV elections usually lead to coalition. No problem. But how does @UKLabour's rhetoric sit with putting members of the actual @Conservatives into positions of power in our city? Where is the overlap of those two parties' interests?
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A big Happy Birthday to the inimitable Siouxsie Sioux, born on this day 1957. ๐Ÿ“ท Ladbroke Grove, 1977, by Kate Simon. @NewWaveAndPunk @GCPunkNewWave @PunKandStuff #Punk #NewWave
Looks like oor wee filum has earned us a trip to #Joensuu in #Finland for ##heavymetalknitting #heavyneulonta this summer! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿค๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ณ๓ ฃ๓ ด๓ ฟ
๐Ÿ˜ Guess who is off to #joensuu #Finland for a bit of on stage #heavymetalknitting #heavyneulonta shenanigans soon! ๐ŸคŸ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿงถ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿงถ๐ŸคŸ So very happy to be joining @HeavyKnitting and @yoshieda1394 again this summer. Kiitos!
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Anybody who does not understand that the UK Establishment ousted Corbyn and brought in Starmer as Tory Lite, should look at Scotland. Labour-Tory coalitions or voting support being normalised across local government.
Can immediately summon Chief Dan George to memory.
Some favourite film performances. Chief Dan George in The Outlaw Josey Wales Wilfred Hyde White in My Fair Lady Alistair Sim in An Inspector Calls Margaret Rutherford in anything
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Replying to @overlandertheb1
Noodles and ketchup.
One of the greatest scenes in movie history. RIP Ray Liotta.
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Highway Code: "Drive at a speed that will allow you to stop well within the distance you can see to be clear." Motorists in low sun: (wait till the end)
Cleaned my tiny gouge for carving a fillet. Stamped 'F Brittain, Sheffield'. Came to me from Switzerland via France. The internet tells me it's no later than 1918. Good tools go on forever.
Overnight reflection: The widest part of the scroll needs narrowed by 4mm at each edge.
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OK maybe it's me being a little slow on the uptake here @cllrcammyday, but how can you promise somebody something, like committee jobs, in return for something, like their votes, and then stand up and say you've made "no deals with any parties"โ‰๏ธ
Labour group leader Cammy Day tells Edinburgh City Council there has been "no deals with any parties" and "no coalitions with any parties". It's met with widespread laughter...
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The core function of the police is to enforce social hierarchies. Owners of wank tanks are clearly quite high up the Scottish totem pole.
Superintendent Mark Rennie said: โ€œWe have received a number of reports of vehicle tyres being deliberately deflated in the Edinburgh area. This is a reckless and potentially dangerous act which could put drivers and road users at risk.
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Here we, here we, here we grimly go.
Replying to @alanpaxton
The Council has an active travel capital programme which I fully support. The biggest threat to it is SNP/Green Gov cuts, not me.
Gamekeepers throughout Scotland have launched a campaign, #tickcareinthecountryside to remind the public to be vigilant when it comes to ticks as a tick bite can spread the serious Lyme disease illness to humans. Via @giftofgrouse Read more:โ€ฆ
Hot damn. Have to hack my bike electronics!
Shimano have revoked access for Hammerhead to connect to their Di2 sensor on the Karoo and Karoo 2 cycling computers. (Hammerhead are now owned by SRAM) All other GPS cycling computer brands are unaffected. Not an ideal policy decision by Shimano.๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ