Charlottes’ cave

Recently we had a short break and stayed at Dunkeld House. The original Dunkeld House was demolished in 1824. It sat beside the Cathedral. This was the family home of … Continue reading Charlottes’ cave

Leonard Bast’s umbrella

I collect fictional quotes about umbrellas. I first did so after reading ‘No one writes to the Colonel” by Gabriel García Márquez. Since then I have found fictional brollies everywhere! At … Continue reading Leonard Bast’s umbrella

Being part of something larger than ourselves

I feel most fortunate that I have been given the opportunity to help as a volunteer for Green Routes. This charity is based in the old walled garden of Gartmore House. … Continue reading Being part of something larger than ourselves

‘Flight of Ideas’

One of the current clinical definitions of “flight of ideas” is: “a rapid flow of thought, manifested by accelerated speech with abrupt changes from topic to topic: a symptom of some … Continue reading ‘Flight of Ideas’

A fragile narrative or non-narrative

This film is based on Scotland’s Close, Bo’ness. The idents are all taken from newspaper entries of years long gone that relate to some of the happenings of the residents. … Continue reading A fragile narrative or non-narrative

Immigrants

This film is based upon a family trip to London at the very end of 2017. My daughter was one of the first to recognise how wonderful the musical Hamilton … Continue reading Immigrants

Silent as light

The Antiquary: “is preoccupied on every level by the relation between past and present.” Mary Midgley: “These doctrines are often bizarrely over-confident and over-simple” George Orwell in Why I Write: … Continue reading Silent as light

Gardens of the Mind

I have put together this post in my appreciation for Geoffrey Jellicoe (1900 -1996). Jellicoe was an architect, landscape architect, historian, traveller, lecturer and author. He has been a lasting … Continue reading Gardens of the Mind

The manner of what we make defines us

Filmed at Mossgrove, Bridge of Allan, on Saturday 22nd April 2017. For my Grumpa, Rab Scott, for revealing to me graft, love and blossom. To Sian, who saw a garden … Continue reading The manner of what we make defines us

Nelson Place

Christina Paterson Danks who died of a broken hairt. Stirling, 10th May 1889.

Epitome of current medical literature

This film takes as its title the opening section of the British Medical Journal of the last century. The idea behind this film is to question what may be considered … Continue reading Epitome of current medical literature

Follow a line. Follow an idea. Follow a story. Follow a rhythm

On July 2014, on our summer holidays in Tuscany, one of the books that I read was “The Hare With Amber Eyes: A Hidden Inheritance” by Edmund de Waal. My … Continue reading Follow a line. Follow an idea. Follow a story. Follow a rhythm