Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

A few years ago I spent a week exploring Scottish gardens that had been tended by a namesake – Peter Gordon, ‘Jobbing Gardener, Forres’. I had considered that, despite having … Continue reading Outside medicine he was a keen gardener

“Anyone for tennis”

This wonderful photograph is dated 1885 and is from the CANMORE collection. The setting is Greenbank House and Gardens. Those ‘captured’ in this moment of time have not been recorded. … Continue reading “Anyone for tennis”

outdoors and a sense of proportion

I have been pruning the fruit trees in our garden and am now puggled! I find that being outdoors helps bring a sense of proportion.   

Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’

In Chapter Two of  Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’ by Evelyn Waugh, the prison Governor asks  ‘D.4.12’ [Paul Pennyfeather]:  ‘I wonder whether you have narcissistic tendencies? Did you lead … Continue reading Chapter Two of Part Three of ‘Decline and Fall’