“naked as Achilles ran three times round”

Charles Robert Cockerell (1788 –1863) was an English architect, archaeologist, and writer. He went on an extended Grand Tour lasting seven years, mainly spent in Greece. He was involved in … Continue reading “naked as Achilles ran three times round”

And. The. Just / Who.

John Matheson of Bennetsfield followed the Earl of Cromarty in 1745, in support of Prince Charles, and fought on that side, with some of his brothers, on the fatal field … Continue reading And. The. Just / Who.

“Just doing, speaking, writing . . . “

Last Sunday we were in Edinburgh to meet a cousin of my mother’s but having arrived early had some time to wander. Twenty five years earlier, one of my first … Continue reading “Just doing, speaking, writing . . . “

“Consider the perfection of the infinite unseen”

The career, and it would seem the passion and love of Peter Gordon (1823-1885) ‘the gentle gardener’, began at Newton, Rayne, in Aberdeenshire. The ‘gentle gardener’ then traveled to Edinburgh … Continue reading “Consider the perfection of the infinite unseen”