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I’ve stumbled upon the secret to world’s best cullen skink

18.05.2024 80

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Moreen Simpson

Charlie the darling mobility scooter made my holiday a breeze

Tenerife Hogmanay holiday part two. Panic, panic after telling my mates I was Costa Adeje-bound. Did I ken that resort was a bit up-and-doonie? Hills...

19.01.2024 7

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This Hogmanay harrumpher had a surprisingly happy New Year

After my gory tongue story last week, I’m on a New Year high. All thanks to my quine, who kint I was struggling back in September, depressed and...

12.01.2024 20

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Health scares big and small are terrifying to go through

Happy New Year from someone delighted to see the back of 2023. It wisnae the best year for me, thanks to a few health hassles, the main one kicking...

05.01.2024 20

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Thank heavens my years of Christmas panic, panic, panics are past

Christmas is a brilliant time to be an old wrinklie. Chances are one of the younger generation will be cooking the festive feast, so we ancients can...

29.12.2023 5

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I’ve got earring gremlins hiding in my hoosie

This sounds a bittie dotty, but I’m convinced my hoosie is inhabited by gremlins. Nae just ony wee devils, but gammie-lug gremlins. I hear you...

22.12.2023 10

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My patience for poor customer service is wearing thin

If you’re a fellow wrinklie, ticky-bets something which drives you skite – rotten service. While younger folk have endless patience, prepared to...

15.12.2023 10

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Trying to shed light on my family secret with ancestry info

Last Christmas, as the best ever festive song goes, my loon gave me a brilliant prezzie. Fed up of my bangin’ on about how much I love Long Lost...

08.12.2023 8

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Single-sex schools are on their way out – but is it the right move?

Much beatin’ of breesties this week aboot the pros and cons of single-sex schools. They’re a dying breed – now mostly in the private sector –...

01.12.2023 9

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Tonight, Matthew, I’m going to be cringing over the last time we met

Veteran performer Matthew Kelly waxed lyrical about Aberdeen and Aberdonians in the EE last week, during his run at His Majesty’s in that superb...

24.11.2023 5

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An accidental lie-in nearly ruined my rendezvous with a Hollywood charmer

Fit a sickener fin ye wake up and realise ye’ve slept in. It happened to me last week. Still snorin’ in my scratcher at 9am when I’d an...

17.11.2023 7

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My bad knees have been the bane of my 75 years

Mum had this pithy way with folk with a recurring ailment. To my pal, who’d a hacking hoast most of her life, after a particularly enthusiastic bout...

10.11.2023 7

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Facing down my fear by getting lost in the hospital

Some of my nearest and dearest ca’ me Phobia Phoebe. Too cruel, but probably accurate. Show me something even vaguely scary and of it I will develop...

03.11.2023 3

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Storm Babet and some bad luck spelled bad news for me – but others were much worse off

Storm Babet may have had an affable-sounding name, but she turned oot to be truly affa. My heart goes out to the poor residents, particularly in...

27.10.2023 4

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Moreen Simpson: ‘Snorl’ is my Doric word of the moment

Pondering the predicament I got masellie into last week, a favourite Doric word of my mum’s popped into my napper for the first time in yonks. Fit a...

20.10.2023 7

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Big Brother’s not what it used to be but it has me hooked

Spik aboot ower the moon a few weeks ago when my quine telt me Big Brother was coming back. I’m one of a tiny minority of my generation who was an...

13.10.2023 4

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Unreliable Aberdeen buses and taxis leave locals reliant on the kindness of neighbours

Pondering the rebirth of telly’s Neighbours on Amazon, I suddenly needed the real thing – big time. Never one to get owerfamiliar wie folkies next...

06.10.2023 3

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You need ears like a bat to hear all the good gossip in town

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29.09.2023 4

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Moreen Simpson: You need ears like a bat to hear all the good gossip in town

Ye ken I highly prize my moniker as “the biggest gossip in toon”. No juicy morsel of local news stays confidential with me for more than a few...

29.09.2023 4

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Scotland should follow England’s lead and ban American XL bully breed

Twice in the past couple of weeks, I’ve been in tears of terror after confrontations with dogs. Nothin’ new about that, I hear you harrumph,...

22.09.2023 5

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Heatwave has made north-east too bakin’ to bake a tattie

Fit a load a scorchers! Day efter day, harrumphin’ tae masellie: ‘Tsaffa hate. Ower-puggled to even ging oot for a wee dander; afeart I’d melt...

15.09.2023 5

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Moreen Simpson: Swearing education secretary reminded me why I mind my language

OK, call me a prig – or a boring old fa… But I was truly offended when, only seconds after Secretary of State for Education Gillian Keegan came...

08.09.2023 6

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