Largue, Glenkindie

On Thursday 2nd January 2020 I was exploring Glenkindie and came across this abandoned farmhouse. It is called Largue and inside the old wooden box beds survive and were lined … Continue reading Largue, Glenkindie

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

‘How the World Thinks’

For my birthday, my son Andrew gave me ‘How the World Thinks’ by Julian Baggini. What a wonderful world journey it takes you on as it explores philosophies of living. … Continue reading ‘How the World Thinks’

“Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”

In May of this year I visited an estate near Newport in Fife that had just been sold. I found the faux-Tudor-Italianate House to be dilapidated, and to my eyes, … Continue reading “Sold to one of Scotland’s wealthiest women”

They felt

This film is carried by a recent conversation between Roddy Doyle and Antony Gormley. The full conversation can be heard here [as first aired on BBC Radio 4, Only Artists, … Continue reading They felt

Standing ovation

This short film is based on ‘Thought for the day’ by Duncan McLaren, BBC Radio Scotland, 19 November 2019. The trees featured include those on the Altyre Estate (near Forres), … Continue reading Standing ovation

Glenbardy

Known to none but Peter. Nestles in a hill that carries a name that we forget why it was so called. Our WORLD is here! Natural sciences are ‘backwards free’ … Continue reading Glenbardy

‘Love among the ruins’

This is a photograph of a young Alistair Hugh Graham: He was studying at the University of Oxford at the same time as Evelyn Waugh and they became lovers. Alistair … Continue reading ‘Love among the ruins’

Quomodo sedet sola civitas

Barfold House, the home of Alistair Graham. Where Evelyn Waugh fell in love. Music credit: ‘Sebastian’ by Adrian Johnston, BBC Philharmonic, Terry Davies Audio: The narrative voice of “Charles Ryder” … Continue reading Quomodo sedet sola civitas

“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: