'And finally, not everyone’s being doing topical. In fact, here’s the rather lovely 6 Oxgangs Avenue devoted to the history of the development of the area, this week highlighting how the block of flats came into being. Could have been prompted by Who do you think you are? Or just a timely reminder that not everything worth blogging about is in the here and now.'

Kate Higgins, Scottish Roundup 26/08/2012

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Neep!-The Inimitable Douglas Blades!

Douglas Blades (6/6) and Peter Hoffmann (6/2) The Stair
(Strathpeffer Station Bookshop 31/10/2012) 

Just back from a lovely meeting with the charismatic Douglas Blades, a role model for me when I was young-hot chocolate and scones at the former Strathpeffer Railway Station Cafe-absolutely wonderful to meet up with Douglas again, probably for the first time in over thirty years. It was a rushed hour between meetings for Douglas as we went over some old photographs, had a few laughs and exchanged memories of living at The Stair half a century ago-some of which will no doubt appear in future blogs!

ps Can't believe I forgot to ask Douglas the origin of his call sign-NEEEP!

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