Category Archives: People of interest

Noir – author and experts

Recently, husband and I were pleased to receive an invitation to a book launch, not in the tented village of the Edinburgh book festival, but not far from it in Waterstones, the well-known book shop, at the West End of Princes … Continue reading

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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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February 14th

No red hearts or roses for me today either. Instead I’m going with images of a sculpture of two people that I found decorating a wall in a street of Funchal’s old town. Continue reading

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Expression in the eyes

Today, the thirteenth of November, Edinburgh celebrates Robert Louis Stevenson Day, thought the birthday commemoration has in fact spawned a week of events from the ninth to the fifteenth – http://www.cityofliterature.com/rlsday-2015/events/ Robert Louis Stevenson, born in Edinburgh on 13th November … Continue reading

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Something important happened here

Edinburgh, capital city of Scotland, maybe a small city (the population is just under half a million)) but is one brimming with history. From medieval Old Town to elegant Georgian New Town complete with gardens and neoclassical buildings, it rolls … Continue reading

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Yards of haystacks

Haystacks — the old beehive kind, not the modern giant wine bottle cork ones. And as for yards… well yards of painted canvas spread over a significant number of paintings. Makes me wonder, why haystacks? Why did they become such popular … 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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Colours — as important as words

A month ago a man of colour faded from existence at the age of 91 — a bit like his velvet ribbons above. The man was a textile designer, born in Serbia, educated in Czechoslovakia and Israel, intrigued and influenced … Continue reading

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My Writing Process

I don’t usually write about writing on my blog. But having been asked by a friend to take part in this blog tour, and knowing I have a fair number of followers who write both prose and poetry, I decided … Continue reading

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