Samalaman

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

Wanzie

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

Hame

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”:

flight of ideas

“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

Colin

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

a person has to be transcendent somewhere

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!”