Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

From glamour to dereliction and back

The garden of Lochnaw castle, as featured in Scotland on Sunday, 24th January 2021:

Hospitalfield

The week before last, this was ‘picture of the week’ in the Herald. Two years ago, Sian and Peter visited Hospitalfield. It is a special place that encourages and supports … Continue reading Hospitalfield

Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’

In Chapter Two of  Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’ by Evelyn Waugh, the prison Governor asks  ‘D.4.12’ [Paul Pennyfeather]:  ‘I wonder whether you have narcissistic tendencies? Did you lead … Continue reading Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’