‘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’

‘A life revisited’

What follows are a few extracts from ‘A Life Revisited’ by Philip Eade, which is a marvellous account of the life of Evelyn Waugh:    

Quomodo sedet sola civitas

Barfold House, the home of Alistair Graham. Where Evelyn Waugh fell in love. Music credit: ‘Sebastian’ by Adrian Johnston, BBC Philharmonic, Terry Davies Audio: The narrative voice of “Charles Ryder” … Continue reading Quomodo sedet sola civitas

“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:   

‘Lines with unfinished endings’

These unfinished lines are from a humourous poetic composition (versus de cabo rata) from Don Quixote by Cervantes. [the photograph is of Dr Peter J Gordon taken in his NHS … Continue reading ‘Lines with unfinished endings’

“I am the most unfortunate doctor”

This is a passage from Don Quoxite was written by Miguel De Cervantes over 400 years ago: [please note: the above portrait is of Miguel De Cervantes and not the … Continue reading “I am the most unfortunate doctor”

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

Learning to love like this

For this adventure, Corsewall Lighthouse was home to Peter and Sian. This short film is carried by a song by Mike Mckenzie. Mike Mckenzie was awarded BBC Radio Scotland Singer-Songwriter … Continue reading Learning to love like this

‘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