Step into

Christmas 2019 at Mossgrove, Bridge of Allan. Featuring: The Magic Roundabout, Gavin and Stacey, Paddington, The Tiger who came to Tea, Roald Dahl and the Renaissance Man. Music credits: (1) … Continue reading Step into

The city built itself around them

Filmed in Paris, January 2020. Music credit: A trombone cover of Supertramp’s ‘Dreamer’ by Nick La Riviere

Together we could find music in any city in the world

January 2020: a family weekend in Paris. Music credits: (1) Prelude No 1 – in B Flat major by G Gershwin (2) Sunrise, Sunset – by The National Jazz Trio … Continue reading Together we could find music in any city in the world

Rue des Arts et des Sciences

A few photographs from our weekend visit to Paris [on the second stage landing of the Eiffel Tower Hale Bopp came across  the ‘Rue des Arts et des Sciences’]

The City is yours

Today we are heading to Paris for a family weekend. A present from Andrew and Rachel to their mum. In April 1964 my parents spent their honeymoon in Paris. This … Continue reading The City is yours

A drawing by my son, aged 5

I came across this drawing recently and noted the innocent juxtaposition by a child of different groups/types of people. [I should say, my son Andrew is now 22 years old!]

‘How the World Thinks’

For my birthday, my son Andrew gave me ‘How the World Thinks’ by Julian Baggini. What a wonderful world journey it takes you on as it explores philosophies of living. … Continue reading ‘How the World Thinks’

Glenbardy

[Gregory’s Girl] Where Gregory [a hopeless case] left his hairt

Gesto

This film, about Gesto house, a ruin on the Isle of Skye, was made by me more than 5 years ago. It is a film that sought to explore ageing, … Continue reading Gesto

Cosmic light and skeletons

John Herschel, 1792 – 1871, was an English polymath, mathematician, astronomer, chemist, inventor, and experimental photographer. Herschel’s Preliminary Discourse (1831), which advocated an inductive approach to scientific experiment and theory-building, … Continue reading Cosmic light and skeletons

Something very special

For my recent birthday my brother-in-law gave me a bottle of whisky. I was told that it was not for drinking as it is a very old blend [I do … Continue reading Something very special

‘Talk of possible snow’

The last time a UK General Election was held in Winter was in 1974. [please take no inference from this film as to how I may vote]