Reminders of former grandeur

Woodbank Hotel, once a home, now a ruin, still looks out upon Loch Lomond:

Outside Number 10

The above image is of Larry the cat taken recently outside Number 10 Downing Street.  The words come from ‘A Far Cry from Kensington’ by Muriel Spark. This was one … Continue reading Outside Number 10

‘His views on aesthetics (not often requested) are surprising’

On Saturday 15th September 2018 we visited Blackcraig Bridgehouse which was free to explore thanks to Doors Open Day Scotland. The Bridgehouse, a real curiosity, has been beautifully restored as … Continue reading ‘His views on aesthetics (not often requested) are surprising’

The forgetfulness of others

“To grow old, as Simone de Beauvoir said “is to define oneself” and being defined is privative as well as positive” I have always been interested in the history of … Continue reading The forgetfulness of others

Dr Neil Houston

I have found myself under relentless pressure from a local GP, Dr Neil Houston, to expand the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to include people who do not meet established clinical criteria for dementia. I … Continue reading Dr Neil Houston

Wolf McAndrew – Lynvaig

Chapter 6 of ‘Deeside Tales’: Wolf McAndrew – Lynvaig  It was a curious yet stirring dream. It all started at the Cosh with a vintage car rally of which I … Continue reading Wolf McAndrew – Lynvaig