Fare well, Norway

Back in Edinburgh, thinking about the remainder of my stay in Norway. As the Oslo City Hall celebrates, this is a socially aware country. It is hard to describe in words how that can be seen in a few days, but somehow it is present. A friend, Ingrid, took us on a drive through West… More Fare well, Norway

A Hill Farm, Vihus

Now near Drangedal in West Telemark. When someone like me thinks of Norway of course the fiords come to mind as well as mountains. Here it is inland, mountain and valleys and wood. Trees, all sorts of trees, aspens birch pine spruce … Logging is part of the farm where F lives. On Friday we… More A Hill Farm, Vihus

Loving it

I seem to be preoccupied – not inclined to post. Try to support Jeremy Corbyn. He promotes a needed change, but is the subject of envious attack, probably unconscious. There would not be such a mess if it was rational. Try also to work out how to show a way out of the drastically flawed… More Loving it

Away from it all

I am staying in Cornwall with friends K and D. This is relaxation, being attended to, I have really unwound. Yesterday we went in to Tavistock, Devon, walked by the river Tavy, then back to a little more gardening. I do not have a garden of my own, so one of the pleasures of my… More Away from it all


Newhaven: That name has a good sound. Went this morning to explore the local David Lloyd swimming as I had a 2-week membership left over from being in Belfast. They have a great pool, outdoor was windy but good, indoor as usual on a Saturday a bit noisy. Then I walked back to Newhaven Harbour.… More Newhaven


I have been reading Wikipedia. Now that is not a failure – that is one of the greatest and most generous open examples of how people can share and collaborate for the good of all.  In particular, I thought I would see what was said about Jeremy Corbyn, current leader of the UK Labour Party,… More Failure

Just looked on Facebook. So many depressed/livid FB friends. I too wanted REMAIN, we got LEAVE but somehow I feel fine about it. I do have a lot of trust in people generally. One of the things that annoyed me most about the EU referendum campaigns was that both sides were speaking to people’s selfishness.… More