Leaves and Lions

Some readers will know that I have been indoors for two weeks with a long-lasting but mild attack of Covid. This afternoon, restless instead of listless, the test line is pale pink not red, I thought I can go out in a mask, stay away from others, and they will be safe enough, and I … More Leaves and Lions

Beautiful Day

Not every day is beautiful, not every morning begins with gladness, however I might wish. This morning, I wakened from restless dreams. Thanks to the bounty of apples from a friend’s allotment, breakfast was good, but restlessness was still present. I thought a walk to George Square and the Labyrinth would keep me sane away … More Beautiful Day

Summer activity

We all know that the weather happens to favour living in Scotland at the moment anyway, not subject to heatwave distress, just getting some rather nice days and evenings. I was worried that the garden wasn’t getting enough rain, and carrying water downstairs is tiring good exercise, but yesterday we got a good rainshower, so … More Summer activity

End of an Era

Some readers will know exactly to where and what this post refers; others will not. This blog serves me as a Dairy, and so I record for today, what is very important to me. Last week my condo, my home on Block island, was sold. It was bought in 2007, before I began blogging. For … More End of an Era

Happy cycling

It has been so beautiful for the past few days, I thought it was time to return to cycling for the sheer pleasure of it, rather than just method of travel from A to B. I thought I would go along the canal towpath, flat, and enjoy the sights. Slight mistake there as it seemed … More Happy cycling

December Presence

Soon it will be solstice and the days will begin to lengthen. I quite like getting up in the dark, but then as afternoon falls away quickly I think of longer light. I am reading McGilchrist: The Matter With Things” very slowly and have reached Part II. In between picking this weighty tome up, I … More December Presence