I mistook myself for a scientific label

Perhaps it was just me, but I somehow mistook myself for a scientific label! [I wrote this poem many years ago but it still seems relevant]

‘The Italian Romanesque style is unusual for Aberdeen’

It must have been around 1994 when I bought this watercolour of Belmont Street, Aberdeen for Sian’s birthday. It is by Jimmy Furneaux, an Aberdeen artist and teacher who made … Continue reading ‘The Italian Romanesque style is unusual for Aberdeen’

‘His views on aesthetics (not often requested) are surprising’

On Saturday 15th September 2018 we visited Blackcraig Bridgehouse which was free to explore thanks to Doors Open Day Scotland. The Bridgehouse, a real curiosity, has been beautifully restored as … Continue reading ‘His views on aesthetics (not often requested) are surprising’

“The untidy, sunken little plaque still visible on his abdomen”

Three years ago I decided to collect my films under the name “Omphalos”. As a scientist I have generally found that through naming things we may feel that we can … Continue reading “The untidy, sunken little plaque still visible on his abdomen”