“Recognised for their inspiration”

On a Wednesday morning I support a young man in developing his working role with StartUp. I feel so fortunate to help at StartUp and all the volunteers are just … Continue reading “Recognised for their inspiration”

“When good intentions meet vested interests”

This is an important essay. It was written in 2013 by Dr Iona Heath. In her essay, Dr Heath offers considerations on George Orwell’s ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four” in relation to current … Continue reading “When good intentions meet vested interests”

The Magnetic and the True North

Have you travelled north? If so, have you ever reached ‘True North’? Do you consider ‘the Magnetic North’ to be the same as ‘True North’? And on this matter, how … Continue reading The Magnetic and the True North

Lost and Found

This is a film that is based on my visit to 14 William Street, Greenock on the last Saturday of August 2019. No. 14 William Street is a rare survivor. … Continue reading Lost and Found

‘I am La Louve. I am Longmeadow.’

This post is for the wonderful Monty Don.  

Extinction Rebellion

As featured in yesterday’s Perthshire Courier. Recently I visited the Dundee V & A with family and put together a post called ‘Scottish Design‘: All pictures taken at V & … Continue reading Extinction Rebellion

Canto One

This is from life, I was there: exploring secrets hidden behind shapes, colours and scents – the smell of that philadelphus, god almighty! In Canto One I lived on, flew … Continue reading Canto One

A chance selection of iambic incidents.

This 10 minute film is a muse, based on our short stay in London to meet with Andrew, our son, and to go to Wimbledon. Above the Tate Modern it … Continue reading A chance selection of iambic incidents.

How is he, that gentle gardener?

   

Scottish Design

All pictures taken at V & A, Dundee, on the 4th July 2019 [with occasional graphic text added by me]

‘An energetic and brilliant (if quirky) polymath’

The following account of Dr Arthur Brock (1879-1947) is from this paper by David Cantor: