Mum’s the word

Sian shared this delightful account of a family trip to the cinema to watch ‘SCHEMERS’. It originally featured in the Scotsman, 17 October 2020

Dunblane Cathedral reopens

During the lockdown I regularly walked the Darn road, by the Allan Water, to Dunblane. What follows is based on exploring ‘the local’ as widely as I could! A garden … Continue reading Dunblane Cathedral reopens

THERE’S MORE

A few images[observations] from the West End of Glasgow, Monday 14th September 2020:

HOME and AWAY

Yesterday I took Big Ted with me yesterday to Glasgow. I was not there for any reason other than to wander and observe. I was exploring the West end area … Continue reading HOME and AWAY

‘We’ve really missed you’

Ruban Rouge, 61 Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan is open again. This boutique offers ‘Women’s fashion from across Europe. From Classic to Casual’.  One of my Granny’s friends used to … Continue reading ‘We’ve really missed you’

diversion

I have this odd fascination with road signs. They often collect around the Nineveh fountain. Sometimes they even seem to suggest some sort of metaphor?!  

DISCOVERY and EXCAVATION in Scotland

On Friday 3rd July 2020, the first day that the Covid-19 ‘5 mile limit’ had been lifted, I chose to explore Strathbraan in Perthshire. The day was wet and the … Continue reading DISCOVERY and EXCAVATION in Scotland

[a sense of] catching up with [myself]

This account of reading  in a time of ‘lockdown’, by Alexander McCall Smith, was printed in the Herald on the 4th July 2020:

wilder and more memorable

Opening voice: Alastair McIntosh [BBC Radio Scotland ‘Thought for the day’, 15 August 2018 Closing voice: Professor Philip Davis, Director Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society, University of … Continue reading wilder and more memorable