“Let me finish this blog with a message to Scots ‘don’t knows’, from the arch-capitalist and ‘child of Thatcher’ Richard Branson. This is what he once said;
“If someone offers you an amazing opportunity and you’re not sure you can do it, say yes – then learn how to do it later.”
I think that’s very good advice.”
ONCE again I’m sitting in my office, in front of my Mac, with the french doors wide open to let in some of that lovely sunwarmed air that I wish I was enjoying outside.
The problem is that I have a busy couple of weeks coming up and I have to get the writing done now. That’s the downside of being an outdoors writer. Walking the hills or riding the bike or making television programmes about these things are all great, but the downside moment inevitably comes when you have to sit down and write it all up.
After 35 years of doing this for a living you’d think I’d be used to it by now but the truth is I’ve always found the writing side of it to be a burden. How I envy those writers who love playing with words, who get a thrill out of constructing clever…
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