‘Why . . . I garden’

In the current BMJ, Peter Brennan explains ‘why . . . I garden’.

Long ago, Dr Anton Chekhov wrote in his diary

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’

“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:   

Vintage Cervantes

I have recently read Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes. It is a wonderful book and has, like all good books, a lot to ‘say’ for today. I am going … Continue reading Vintage Cervantes

in the middle

   in the middle of a few days in G A L L O W A Y an adventure began in which a film could neither begin nor end. … Continue reading in the middle

Celebrating 25 years

The current edition of INSIGHT, the magazine of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, celebrates 25 years since the College opened its doors in Scotland. This anniversary spans the same period … Continue reading Celebrating 25 years

A tin chest

Filmed at the abandoned farm of Whaick, Blackford 22nd September 2019, where I found an old tin chest. Music credit: ‘Tomorrow’ as performed live for Tiny Desk Top. The opening … Continue reading A tin chest

Constitution Street

A fictional street where Peter lives. This film was made on the 15th September 2019. Given the timing, if you think that this filmy may be political, you may be … Continue reading Constitution Street

Orwell’s proposed Preface to Animal Farm

an edit by Peter:

‘Animal Farm’

A few selected passages: