‘Love among the ruins’

This is a photograph of a young Alistair Hugh Graham: He was studying at the University of Oxford at the same time as Evelyn Waugh and they became lovers. Alistair … Continue reading ‘Love among the ruins’

“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

‘Frolic and Detour’

This book of poems, the 13th by Paul Muldoon, is on my wish list, having read a review in Scotland on Sunday: This passage took my mind to two recent … Continue reading ‘Frolic and Detour’

Ancient roots

The above photograph is of the doorway to St Edward’s Church, Stow on Wold. The entrance is flanked by two ancient yew trees. I have followed the “stories” of a … Continue reading Ancient roots

Moat Brae Storytelling Centre

It was a real delight to return to Moat Brae House in Dumfries. It has been restored as a stortytelling centre. It is magical! Anybody with young family should go! … Continue reading Moat Brae Storytelling Centre

Corsewall Lighthouse

Peter and Sian had a lovely holiday in Galloway staying in Corsewall Lighthouse. Here are a few images: Peter was reading Don Quixote whilst on holiday. It is about the … Continue reading Corsewall Lighthouse

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

The Montrose Year Book

I made this film for my wee sister Gillian. It is based on the wonderful photographs that Rev James Hay of Montrose took of his young family (c1905) Music Credit: … Continue reading The Montrose Year Book

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

sad C A P T A I N

A film about the abandoned farm of Knowehead on the hills above Blackford, Perthshire. Filmed at Knowehead on Monday 23rd September 2019 Music credit: ‘Sad Captains’ by ELBOW