SJB Gilmour Writes

…and rants and ruminates…

Month: December, 2016

Is It Just Me… …And Stay Safe Out There.

Is it just me or is there something sadly ironic about Nativity Scenes which represent a refugee Middle Eastern family being taken in, when that same Nativity Scene is in a country that is turning Middle Eastern refugees away from its borders?

I’m not pro any religion at all. If anything I’m more a Jedi or a Pastafarian.


 However, I just think wouldn’t it really be the Christian, or any truly caring religion’s (after all, radical zealouts aside, don’t most religions  preach a lot about peace and caring?), thing to do to, to take these people in, instead of locking them up?  I think it’s pretty clear that the loony terrorists are funded well enough that they don’t have to risk long boat trips only to be detained with nothing but the shirts on their backs.

Anyway, I’m off my soap box now.  I’d also just like to wish good tidings to everyone.  Please, please, please stay safe over the silly season.  One branch of House Gilmour’s extended family has already been struck by tradgedy this year and if I were a prayerful man, I’d be praying for them and everyone else right now.

So, for this holiday season, and for the new year to follow, May The Force be with you all.




Me And My Tomato Seedlings Of Mystery!

Yes folks, aside from being a self-pubbed scribbler, I’ve also joined the ranks of Gumtree users.

I’ve got a bit of a green thumb (well, it’s also bruised because of my bad aim with a hammer, bu that’s another story,)  and have quite a collection of cheap herbs and Tomato Seedlings Of Mystery.*  To house them, I’ve also been knocking together some wall planters out of used forklift pallets.



During the week, the planter is $45, and the pots in them – Oregano, Mint, and Tomato Seedlings Of Mystery* are $0.75, or $60 for 10 or more.  On the weekend, I’m running a super special: The planter is still $45, but you can stock it with whatever plants I have that will fit, all of your choice, completely FREE!  Pretty soon, I’ll have Sage, Thyme, Basil and Parsley to add to the list of herbs.

* What are these Tomato Seedlings Of Mystery???  They’ve popped up out of our compost, and around the garden where we’ve had various cherry-type tomatoes growing.  Seriously, it’s like the great Greek Goddess Demeter has blessed the loam therein.  Wherever I spread its wormy nutricious plant food, I get them urupting out of the soil.  I have no real idea what they’ll be; it’s pot luck!

Anyway.  Enough of my babble.  Here’s the link.