Category Archives: Arts in Scotland

On the eleventh day of April

What is so special about the eleventh day of April? A hint. It’s not the eleventh of April this year I’m referring to. It’s the eleventh day of April 1868. Ring any bells? Probably not — unless you live in … Continue reading

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Flowing water, Fallingwater

March, it is said, comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. Its entrance this year has lived up to the first part of that, the weather being mixed with bursts of sun through clouds, followed by … Continue reading

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It’s June. It’s raining. So it must be book festival time in the Borders.

  Borders Writers’ Forum has again been given a slot at the Borders Book Festival, providing a welcome opportunity for members to read extracts from their work in front of an audience. And that audience expects a similar standard of … Continue reading

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Unique in so many ways

Yesterday in Scotland we watched in horror the images on our TVs, computers and phones showing Glasgow School of Art being swallowed by flames. A number of years ago, my husband and I visited the art school, previously only admired … Continue reading

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Stitches in time

Millions of stitches into linen, painstakingly sewn by over a thousand stitchers, have created a fascinating series of panels that together have been named The Great Tapestry of Scotland. Charting key events in Scotland’s history from the creation of the … Continue reading

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And it didn’t rain

As a writer it’s always good to be able to say that you have read at a book festival so Borders Writers Forum, an organisation that promotes writers and writing in the Scottish Borders, is enormously grateful to Borders Book … Continue reading

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Guga and the fizz of coincidence

Something is read, done, comes to your attention and enjoyed. Then the same happens with something else. And you discover the something else has a link to the first something. Each enhances the other and produces the fizz of coincidence. … Continue reading

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Wowee!

Recently I was nominated for a Liebster Award by mamacormier (http://mamacormier.wordpress.com). Wowee! Lovely to receive the nomination. Many thanks, Carol. The rules of the award are to – • List 11 random facts about yourself • Answer 11 questions • Nominate … Continue reading

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Through the window

It’s been snowing. Not keen on snow, so an excuse to get stuck in to a pile of work to meet deadlines. A shaft of sun one day made me grab my camera and take some shots. The view from … Continue reading

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A Guid New Year

Happy New Year everyone, and a big thank you to the bloggers in sixty six countries around the world who have read my posts and commented on them. You have made blogging a real pleasure, full of fun and delight … Continue reading

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