Author: Deb Segelitz

There’s someone I would like you to “meet”.  It’s our friend Al, who is one of those “everyday heroes” you hear about, quietly living his life, helping others without asking for anything in return,...

When I started writing for A News Cafe it was my intention to focus on village life, local residents, and the history and culture of the Highlands, with my “personal” life coming second.  Recently,...

Happy Spring!  Even in the far north of Scotland there are signs of spring everywhere; buds forming, birdie-love rampant in the bushes and trees, the first tiny lamb sightings, and the eagerly-awaited longer daylight...

Building friendships can be difficult in a small village where families go back generations and nearly everyone is related. Unless you were born here, or at least somewhere in the Highlands, you will forever...

A while ago my husband and I noticed that our oven/stove combo (called a “cooker” here) was starting to fail. One side of anything that went into the oven would be burnt nearly to...

What kind of on-the-scene Highland observer would I be if I didn’t share our Highland Games with you? It is, after all, Games Day tomorrow as I write this article. It’ll be a day...