“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”

Canto One

This is from life, I was there: exploring secrets hidden behind shapes, colours and scents – the smell of that philadelphus, god almighty! In Canto One I lived on, flew … Continue reading Canto One

The oval walled garden

At the beginning of the week I visited an estate near Newport in Fife that has just been sold. The faux-Tudor-Italianate House is dilapidated, and to my eyes, not attractive. … Continue reading The oval walled garden

‘Flight of Ideas’

One of the current clinical definitions of “flight of ideas” is: “a rapid flow of thought, manifested by accelerated speech with abrupt changes from topic to topic: a symptom of some … Continue reading ‘Flight of Ideas’

Sapere Aude

The author Adam Nicolson in “Sea Room”: The poet and doctor William Carlos Williams talked of an adventure: Mukul Kesavan in “Looking through glass” Captain Charles Ryder in Brideshead Revisited about … Continue reading Sapere Aude

Epitome of current medical literature

This film takes as its title the opening section of the British Medical Journal of the last century. The idea behind this film is to question what may be considered … Continue reading Epitome of current medical literature

The pioneer and genius

This film is about Henry Salvesen who built, by hand, Scotland’s first car. Salvesen built the car for his family estate, Lathallan. Lathallan is now most ruinous. Though it still … Continue reading The pioneer and genius