A film about Samalaman which featured in a recent Sunday newspaper as “do-upper-of-the-week”: Most of the photographs in this film come from here [I do not have copyright for these … Continue reading Samalaman
The Wanzie: it’s easy to find Music credit: ‘I am easy to find’ by The National Opening voice is that of Kerry Hudson being interviewed on Radio 4 for Start … Continue reading Wanzie
A film about Stockiemuir Anti-Aircraft Battery (1951 – 1956) (1) The painting at the start is by Julia Gurney “Quinloch Muir by Stockiemuir”. It can be purchased here (2) Adam … Continue reading On Melancholy Hill
So you think you know what it is to be Scottish? Well, read ‘Hame’ by Annalena MacAfee. It is a lovely book. This is my “Review”:
Two of the relics exhibited in Edinburgh in October 1871.
“Flight of ideas” is a term considered by psychiatry to represent “pathology”. It is included in International diagnostic criteria for major mental illness. For many years now I have collected … Continue reading flight of ideas
words from Hame featured image Gauch, Cabrach.
Colin, your daughter recalls how principled you were before your untimely death. I retrace your footsteps in revealing the wonder of Scotland’s architecture. And now, I am the principled bugger. … Continue reading Colin
words from Hame graphic and poem by Peter. Magpie If only I could soar like an eagle to see the world as I cannot. I am a magpie in … Continue reading Pica, pica, pica
Cherry trees flowering in the play-park beside our house. From the garden I heard a grandfather who was playing hide-and-seek with his grandchild: “coming, ready or not!”
words from Hame graphic by Peter.
I have just read Hame by Annalena McAfee. The following posts will be based upon some hamely snippets.