A fine view

This lovely story features in the Book of Scottish Anecdote. I was fortunate to spend long periods of my childhood in Argyll. This film recalls some of that time:

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.   

In Our Orchard

‘In Our Orchard’ by by Kieron Winn  was recently ‘poem of the week’ in Scotland on Sunday.  It really is lovely! Scotland on Sunday gave this background to Kieron Winn: “His … Continue reading In Our Orchard

dismantled me, most wonderfully

Hilary Mantel’s essays/reviews/critiques dismantled me, most wonderfully. In my grandfather’s orchard invoice book, Alexander McCall Smith wrote: ‘we had an idea too!’