I try very hard these days to avoid buying too many books. Don't get me wrong - in my heart, I believe that there is no such thing as 'too many books'. But the practicalities of life cannot be ignored and I am more inclined these days to favour having space in our apartment to … Continue reading My contribution to Daphne du Maurier Reading Week and other bookish treasures
In my last post, I waxed lyrical about the gorgeous art of Scottish artist Victoria Crowe. I just found this link to a preview version of her recent exhibition at The Scottish Gallery - it’s definitely worth a flick as it gives a lovely sense of her brilliant landscape work. Victoria Crowe - A Certain … Continue reading A bit more on the fabulous work of Victoria Crowe….
We've had a marvellous summer. Yes, coping with the very hot weather was a bit of a challenge. But that in no way diminished our enjoyment of all the riches and treasures on offer in Edinburgh during the main festival month of August. There's no better place to be. Now that we are settling … Continue reading Autumn Reflections on Summer High Jinks: Part One
“There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature -- the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter.” ― Rachel Carson, Silent Spring A little while ago, I wrote about the return of a pair of black-backed gulls to the roof-tops opposite our apartment. Since then, we have been keeping … Continue reading Nature is Home: the joys and pleasures of birdwatching