Last Monday

The following poem is addressed to Robert Hepburn who died in Temple, 1798.  It is based on a  stone gateway that has out-survived the house that it long since introduced. … Continue reading Last Monday

The inscriber ran out of room

On the back of a tombstone in Humbie Churchyard I came across this inscription: You will notice that, in the second line, the inscriber ran out of room. Footnotes: *The … Continue reading The inscriber ran out of room

‘WE AL MUST PAS’

In Humbie Churchyard I came across this incredibly intricate and well-preserved 17c tombstone: This tombstone recalls the SKIRVING family of: At the bottom of the tombstone is this carved Angel: … Continue reading ‘WE AL MUST PAS’

The Ormiston Yew

I visited the Ormiston Yew on Monday 7th September 2020:

In the middle of the Yew

My fascination with Yew trees has neither a beginning nor an end.  

Would you Adam and Eve it?

I was recently traveling through the charming village of Stenton in East Lothian and came across Adam and Eve!

A day out with . . .

Yesterday I had a lovely day out with my mum and my older sister. The sun was shining and we followed the coastal route to North Berwick. It was braw … Continue reading A day out with . . .