‘Thanks, friend’

Gone Fishing with Bob Mortimer and Paul Whitehouse, along with the Undertones, John Peel, Gabriel García Márquez , Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, Mice and men. This film is for my … Continue reading ‘Thanks, friend’

Fiction had disrupted reality

Sancho Panza recalls – that a Russian doctor mistook Peter to be Patrick Geddes. Sancho Panza recalls – that the gardener who practised medicine and now plants trees mistook the … Continue reading Fiction had disrupted reality

The sky is alive

Thunderstorm, Bridge of Allan, Wednesday 12 August 2020 [3am – 5am] Music credit: The Glitter Freeze – by Gorillaz

Heatherbell

Filmed at Heatherbell, Dava on Sunday 2nd August 2020. Heatherbell is to be found on the road north from Grantown On-Spey (A939) a little beyond Lochindorb. Music credit: Goldfrapp – … Continue reading Heatherbell

Touch Hills

I have wandered through the Touch Hills with my friend Ian. From these hills you get a wonderful view of the Forth Valley. In the old churchyard of St Ninian’s, … Continue reading Touch Hills

A social maverick

Last Friday I met, for the first time, Dr Evgeny Legedin who is a junior doctor working in psychiatry. Evgeny offers this description of himself on social media: “daring to … Continue reading A social maverick

“He responded that his profession was being a humanist”

In what follows I have selected some of my favourite quotes from Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes and imaginatively/adventurously/romantically ‘linked’ them with some of my creative work:   

‘Lines with unfinished endings’

These unfinished lines are from a humourous poetic composition (versus de cabo rata) from Don Quixote by Cervantes. [the photograph is of Dr Peter J Gordon taken in his NHS … Continue reading ‘Lines with unfinished endings’

“I am the most unfortunate doctor”

This is a passage from Don Quoxite was written by Miguel De Cervantes over 400 years ago: [please note: the above portrait is of Miguel De Cervantes and not the … Continue reading “I am the most unfortunate doctor”

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