the world is all around us

shark’s mouth

an idea


‘I had to be Mr Darcy for the whole afternoon’

Bertie closed his book

Mrs Beaton

I cannot remember the name of the English teacher that I had in my first year of Secondary School. Clearly, he was quite forgettable. In my second and third year … Continue reading Mrs Beaton

Teacuis notelets

On the day that I retired, after over 25 years as an NHS doctor, our postwoman delivered a parcel from Alexander McCall Smith. Inside was ‘The Peppermint Tea Chronicles’. I … Continue reading Teacuis notelets

“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”

‘Finding hope in an age of anxiety’

I recently made this film [below] – but had no idea until I read a review in Scotland on Sunday – that Constitution Street in Leith is the subject of … Continue reading ‘Finding hope in an age of anxiety’