"The Rag and Bone man" is a British phrase for a junk dealer. Historically the phrase referred to an individual who would travel the streets of a city with a horse-drawn cart, and would collect old rags (for converting into fabric and paper), bones for making glue, scrap iron and other items, often trading them for other items of limited value.

Rag-and-bone man, with horse and cart, once a common sight on British streets. People would shovel up the horse manure for their roses!

It’s been quite a 24 hours for watchers of the UK media. The Sunday papers saw two of the most demented rants to have been committed to print about Scottish politics since the independence referendum.  One came from Neil Oliver in the Sunday Times – painting a blood-curdling picture of a “second hate-fest” should Scots ever choose to debate the subject again – and the other from Leo McKinstry in the Sunday Express, beside itself with unhinged rage that Scots, having voted to remain in the…

Yellow tide: This chart shows how the SNP won just six seats in Scotland five years ago (l.

Scottish paper describes Trump inauguration as return of “The Twilight Zone” - CBS News

Scottish paper describes Trump inauguration as return of “The Twilight Zone”

Friday’s inauguration broadcast described by Glasgow Sunday Herald& TV critic as launch of a “nightmarish” interactive virtual reality project

I'll be interviewed for The Sunday Post. A great honour indeed to be featured in this secular paper. 'Founded in 1914 & published by DC Thomson : Scotland's favourite family newspaper since 1914. Won Newspaper of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards 2013. Features the much loved cartoons Oor Wullie & The Broons! delivered by post UK & worldwide.' http://www.sundaypost.com

Laura interviewed by The Sunday Post – a Scottish Newspaper.

I'll be interviewed for The Sunday Post. A great honour indeed to be featured in this secular paper. 'Founded in 1914 & published by DC Thomson : Scotland's favourite family newspaper since 1914. Won Newspaper of the Year at the Scottish Press Awards 2013. Features the much loved cartoons Oor Wullie & The Broons! delivered by post UK & worldwide.' http://www.sundaypost.com

Sunday papers Invercloy Brodick

Sunday papers Invercloy Brodick

National editor Richard Walker on new Scottish paper -  The UK's newest newspaper was launched in Scotland on Monday, initially on a 5 day trial, & it will take a pro-Scottish independence line. Richard Walker, editor of The National, said the first day's 60,000 print run was a sell-out, & digital subscribers were joining up on Sunday at the rate of 20 a minute.

Editor: It looks crazy, but in fact it's not

National editor Richard Walker on new Scottish paper - BBC News

Joan Eardley, "Girl in Orange Jumper," c.1961-62, Charcoal and pastel on paper, 8 7/8 x 5 5/8 in, Private Collection

Joan Eardley, "Girl in Orange Jumper," Charcoal and pastel on paper, 8 x 5 in, Private Collection

Scottish Mail on Sunday

“Scottish Mail on Sunday: Secret SNP plan for indy vote next year

Tomorrow's Sunday Herald - and an announcement that the paper is backing YES

A new independent Scottish newspaper will be printed on Monday

The Scottish Daily Mail, which alongside its Sunday sister paper is spending the festive period engaged in an “SNP BAD!” frenzy – attacking the party over everything from foxhunti…

The anatomy of a smear

For Mothers day this cake was made in England during the turn of the century. It is actually a Easter cake because it has 12 marzipan balls around the edge represent the apostles. While a larger one is in the middle represents the Savior. But for Mothers day this would be a great addition to the celebration. A bit of history!

Traditional British Mothering Sunday Simnel Cake

Simnel Cake for mothering Sunday (toasted marzipan balls representing the 12 Apostles minus Judas)

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