Tag Archives: travel

Anne Bayne of Duddingston Loch

Excited to present a new story set in 1738 about Anne Bayne. Anne loved the Artist Allan Ramsay who painted her with such tenderness. The portrait is so intimate it shares the connection between the two. Before their marriage in 1739 Allan spent time in Rome learning the Rococo style of painting that inspired his […]
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Old Fruitmarket Reopens with Refreshing Sculpture

This exhibition pops colour before my eyes before my foot sets through the door. Karla Black is a Turner Prize Artist with a retrospective in Edinburgh’s Fruitmarket Gallery. The building began as a Fruit Warehouse in 1931 and has recently expanded with the use of steel beams and brickwork to provide wider space for Artists […]
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Wyre Lady of Fleetwood

Five go on an adventure in BRIGHTON! We feel so lucky to take our story of a Fleetwood Fisherman to the online Fringe in Brighton – it’s England’s largest Arts Festival, it’s right beside the sea and there is an amazing ice cream shop there called Maroco! Nonetheless… We were excited to tell folk about […]
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Bayswater Mill

Curiosity and the cat – I don’t have a dog so I follow my cats advice and just roam. A few miles away from my home is Barton, it’s a place I have never been as I believed it to be largely suburban and mainly residential houses. It is a nice day and so it […]
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Snow is falling

Everything is clean and fresh this week. 5.30am saw the start of snow falling everywhere. So unusual to have inches of the white stuff, enough to roll into a big ball and yes everyone has gone snow man barmy! Every street corner has its own chap, a new crew to hang out with…! The fun […]
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Ain’t No Female Romeo

Like. Click like. ❤ A lady finds love (or so believes) on Instagram. (Love at first sight? From a photo?) She travels over the world to find the one true love. After all.. the sun always shines on Instagram! She discovers exactly how much she can know about a persona from a social media ‘follow’ […]
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How to be Young Again

So much happening in recent days. I caught this pebble on my walk and it was a delight. This Saturday 1pm – How to be young again begins… Whatever is inspiring you these days, please join in a brand new story telling event, July 4th, 1pm and let a host of new stories by exciting […]
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Glasgow Lockdown Lit Fest

  Glasgow University announces a Literary Festival this month and I am thrilled that my call out for writers to the theme ‘Power Of One – stories from Lockdown’ is being featured. Following a call for work on the Young Vic Genesis website- Work was selected from over 50 applications to be programmed on this […]
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READING- Authors take on The High Street

The Great British High Street writers are announced today Enjoy work from these talented writers – Winners of a call out via Young Vic website – My Local’s Now A Wetherspoons   by David Keenan Brown Bread   by Gemma Murray Finding Oneself   by Martha Patterson Margot’s   by Tasmin Lynne Margaret Pinder Listen on iTunes here Performing them […]
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Shop Local! Podcast Global!

C&A, BHS, Saxone, Dasco.. all gone Today Beale’s and Boswell’s face closure. Oxford’s oldest independent department store will be no more.. I had a lovely morning in their hand made chocolate department and wandered up to write this short poem .. Staff like friends Play let’s pretend As plastic soldiers Guard the stairs In a […]
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