Don’t let yourself go hungry now

Tollafraick, Glenkindie, Scotland – Tuesday 2nd January 2020. A Barn Owl tries to grab teddy bear.

Gala Queen

This film is for Mary Broadley, Slamannan Gala Queen, 1950 Music credit: ‘Judy and the dream of horses’ by Belle and Sebastian.

Days of the Bagnold summer

Last night, Rachel set up her projector in our living room, and we watched this delightful film on a Mossgrove wall. It is a beautifully understated film and quite touching. … Continue reading Days of the Bagnold summer

MELVENS

Inside, the back-cover of an old book, I came across a price label: I mentioned this old price label to Sian, and asked if she recalled MELVINS?

sightlines

Scattered occasions from a day in our garden. *In our garden I have been reading Sightlines by Kathleen Jamie

20/20 vision – right to reply [an edited transcript]

Without sharing a little of the backdrop, and some of the thoughts that inspired it, this film risks being misunderstood. My last day as a doctor was on 20-1-20. I … Continue reading 20/20 vision – right to reply [an edited transcript]

She said nothing and she shone

The Winged Victory of Samothrace, also called the Nike of Samothrace, is a marble Hellenistic sculpture of Nike (the Greek goddess of victory), that was created in about the 2nd … Continue reading She said nothing and she shone

Tollafraick

On Thursday 2nd January 2020 I was exploring Glenkindie and came across this abandoned farmhouse that is still full of colour. The farm is called Tollafraick “the heathery knows”. In … Continue reading Tollafraick

Time to take a break

Tollafraick, Strathdon, Thursday 2nd January 2020

“was really quite radical . . .”

It is wonderful to read in the Herald that £100,000 has been set aside to keep Scotland’s auldest library going. I have visited Innerpeffray library with Sian and also with … Continue reading “was really quite radical . . .”

‘Finding hope in an age of anxiety’

I recently made this film [below] – but had no idea until I read a review in Scotland on Sunday – that Constitution Street in Leith is the subject of … Continue reading ‘Finding hope in an age of anxiety’