Vintage Cervantes

I have recently read Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes. It is a wonderful book and has, like all good books, a lot to ‘say’ for today. I am going … Continue reading Vintage Cervantes

in the middle

   in the middle of a few days in G A L L O W A Y an adventure began in which a film could neither begin nor end. … Continue reading in the middle

Learning to love like this

For this adventure, Corsewall Lighthouse was home to Peter and Sian. This short film is carried by a song by Mike Mckenzie. Mike Mckenzie was awarded BBC Radio Scotland Singer-Songwriter … Continue reading Learning to love like this

‘Frolic and Detour’

This book of poems, the 13th by Paul Muldoon, is on my wish list, having read a review in Scotland on Sunday: This passage took my mind to two recent … Continue reading ‘Frolic and Detour’

Ancient roots

The above photograph is of the doorway to St Edward’s Church, Stow on Wold. The entrance is flanked by two ancient yew trees. I have followed the “stories” of a … Continue reading Ancient roots

The Butler’s son (this is for you)

Gelston castle, outside Castle Douglas:

Moat Brae Storytelling Centre

It was a real delight to return to Moat Brae House in Dumfries. It has been restored as a stortytelling centre. It is magical! Anybody with young family should go! … Continue reading Moat Brae Storytelling Centre

Corsewall Lighthouse

Peter and Sian had a lovely holiday in Galloway staying in Corsewall Lighthouse. Here are a few images: Peter was reading Don Quixote whilst on holiday. It is about the … Continue reading Corsewall Lighthouse

Today’s Sunday newspapers

There has been a lot of discussion this week about appropriate choice of language. My blog has often argued the importance of how we use language. Our choice of words … Continue reading Today’s Sunday newspapers

Haldrick: poems and meditations

I visited what remains of Haldrick farm on the 22nd September 2019. I found that the woodland plantation that has hidden it since it was abandoned is being cleared. Haldrick … Continue reading Haldrick: poems and meditations

Reminders of former grandeur

Woodbank Hotel, once a home, now a ruin, still looks out upon Loch Lomond: