My work diaries

I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries

‘borrowed words’

I have recently taken a most difficult decision: I have decided to retire as a doctor from the beginning of next year (2020). I really will miss being a doctor … Continue reading ‘borrowed words’

My notebook will be better than a doctor

Filmed on the bridge of Advie, the bridge of Abernethy, the brig o’ Boat and the Logierait Viaduct. Thanks to Yann Martel, E M Forster, T S Eliot, O G … Continue reading My notebook will be better than a doctor

This day of the week

Filmed at Lanrick Home farm – between November rain: Audio: Radio 4 – Only Artists, 14 Nov 2018: Poet Don Paterson meets composer Thomas Adès. Music credit: ‘John my beloved‘ … Continue reading This day of the week

Heal

This is a film about Oban Hydropathic. Work began on this in 1880 but was abandoned two years later. A further attempt was made to complete the Hydropathic in 1896 … Continue reading Heal

But all the biosciences yield to biofiction

In my reading I collect ideas as “marginalia“. What follows are the words of others, including: Richard Holloway, Anne Tyler, Will Self, Tomas Tranströmer, Thomas Mann, Albert Camus, Julian Barnes, … Continue reading But all the biosciences yield to biofiction

‘Down comes the house that nobody wants’

Early morning of Sunday 22nd July 2018 I explored Panmure Estate near Carnoustie. Panmure house was demolished in 1955 but much of its designed landscape survives. The following is an … Continue reading ‘Down comes the house that nobody wants’

A selection of a selection of a selection

I am very much looking forward to the Edinburgh International Book Festival in August. I am going to try and book for the following:

I don’t want this isolation

I have experienced the corridors of St John’s Hospital, Livingston, from different vantages. This film is actually an attack on rigid medical determinism. It is an attack on academia and … Continue reading I don’t want this isolation

A whole garden made out of love

I am fortunate to be a volunteer with the charity Green Routes. Green Routes is a social enterprise and charity established to provide high quality training and work experience in … Continue reading A whole garden made out of love

Can you unfeel that?

Belle & Sebastian at Perth Concert Hall, Friday 23rd March 2018. The following quotes have been used as idents: Mukul Kesavan – “I would step into the real world of … Continue reading Can you unfeel that?

admissions of doubt

The words of: A S Byatt, Anne Tyler, Anthony Doerr, Candia McWilliam, Evelyn Waugh, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Gabriel García Márquez, Janice Galloway, John Macmurray, Julian Barnes, Margaret Drabble, Penelope Fitzgerald, Raymond … Continue reading admissions of doubt