Collective Weather

Wet weather days have led me to attempt to tidy up the desktop. I mean the computer one. I have several physical desktops as I work/read/idle where I feel like being, and that depends a bit on the weather too. The laptop just comes with me, or the book. I don’t feel disorganised or untidy, … More Collective Weather

Talking to Strangers

On my walk this morning it was bright – though very cold. The crocus have emerged from the muddy grass and brighten the near view, while the further vista looks very peaceful. As I took the photos of the crocus, a family came across, the mother carrying the youngest child, and a girl and boy … More Talking to Strangers

Winter Wonders

We are all a bit stir-crazy and uncertain of ourselves as the pandemic times and their restrictions continue. Every Friday I am rescued and restored for another week by Grassmarket Community Creative Writing Group. You know who you are. Thank you. We have of now been meeting on Zoom for nearly a year. So we … More Winter Wonders


It is that doldrum time between Christmas and New Year. As I was a teacher/lecturer, this was always a doldrum time, even when I was working, with “must do” whatever sitting on my shoulder, and “not now” stretching from one day to another. I went for a walk yesterday with Edinburgh Son who is staying … More Invitation