Category Archives: Historic Oxford, Edinburgh & London

Provands Lordship

  Standing in the space of the oldest house in Glasgow, founded in 1471, shows me what is possible when you build something with purpose; it out lasts change. The top floor of the house in Glasgow originally used by both church and hospital has a wooden bench by a window that looks onto the […]
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Unblogged

  It’s just as well the visitor is thrust into the mix as I had lost my muse, couldn’t get my hands on the keyboard and the white page had been staring me back in the face for a while.  I wandered through woods of Headington Hill, a part of Oxford Brookes University campus, looking […]
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on your marks

The whistle sounds and the race is on to get to the soap box  first.  The public speaking tent is all set up in the city for one day only.  A  piece of free speech is on the table.  With no holds barred, five minutes is all the audience will stand for.  Rain is blowing […]
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Centenary Sparkle

The golden years of crystallographers is being celebrated with their Nobel Peace prize displayed alongside their laboratory equipment to note 100 years of the study of crystals. There is an interesting after life to the initial successes of these scientists. William Bragg was involved War duties when awarded his prize in 1915 and so postponed […]
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Oranges are the only fruit

Looking for an object to fill me with inspiration I walk around (and around) a local covered market and follow the scent of oranges and bright posters to a local museum to see how an object can be used as Art. ‘I’m having Art for lunch’ says a visitor as another orange is taken from […]
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Hi higher horizons!

Three men jump on big bouncing balls that catapult across the stage engaging us in their world. Like a ball bearing flying across a pinball machine our eyes dart over the stage. The relaxed gesture of the men that are not involved in the dare devil stunt taking place centre stage draw as much attention […]
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Silent hands make light work

Watching the late Hans Josephson work in his studio silently places the mind into a blissful state of quiet.  His work is contained in the Swiss La Congiunta museum, in Giornico, which is devoted to his work.  The film that records his studio work offers admirable meditation from a life that has gracefully dealt with […]
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Sunshine Smiles Day

I was so thrilled to wake up to a bright shining award from a brilliant blogger, Upasna.  The message of Upasna’s blog is ‘Live out loud’ which rings through the posts you can read here.  A great interpretation of life through the writing is on offer and I love the description of Upasna as ‘magnetic […]
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Liebster Award

A man came into the hotel I was staying in and said I can make you better.  For some reason a bug had laid everyone low and we were all in the lobby feeling weak with sickness.  He gave us a brown liquid.  We had no idea what it was.  You can imagine how it […]
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Ghost Forest

Walking home, jilted, one late summer’s night it is a delight to stumble upon these tree stumps from Brazil and further a field.  The roots carve into each other and infinitely bend into twisted curves providing a mesmering road to nowhere for the eyes to follow.   The chap I thought was more than a […]
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