‘The garden was looking glorious on a damp Summer’s day’

I was delighted to see this photograph of Little Sparta inSaturday’s Scotsman. I met Ian Hamilton Findlay at Little Sparta in 1992. As an artist and poet few other Scots … Continue reading ‘The garden was looking glorious on a damp Summer’s day’

Where is now?

Our once new but now auld greenhouse was named after Ian Hamilton Finlay’s garden. In the recent gales several glass panes have been blown out and our greenhouse is now … Continue reading Where is now?

“toxic masculinity”

In today’s Scotland on Sunday I read Stuart Kelly’s review of a novel called ‘The Topeka School’ by Ben Lerner. The following passages from the review resonated with me.  Long … Continue reading “toxic masculinity”

“Humbug”

The Editor of the Scotland on Sunday, in reference to language used in Parliament in the last week of September 2019, was of the opinion that it was: The Editor … Continue reading “Humbug”