Category Archives: thoughts

New Year Hopes and Fears

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It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas

   A Christmas fairy has landed on my windowsill, surrounded by sparkling twinkly lights, and in the far flung corners of the house all things Christmassy are beginning to emerge from their year long slumber. Old long loved decorations and … Continue reading

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Meeting Boundaries

   We stand in the middle of a world we feel we know, and within the known we can relax and soften. It feels relatively predictable and safe this known world we inhabit.  Yet pushing in around the edges of … Continue reading

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Late Light over Skye

When you visit Lochalsh and Skye one of the first things which will steal your artistic heart is the light quality. The clear air and the water all around, bounce this light in fascinating and incredible ways, leading to beautiful … Continue reading

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Remote Street Life

Up in the more remote parts of Highland Scotland, there are breathtaking roads which wind their way through steep glens and over mountain passes, with just a thin strip of Tarmac. These single track roads can offer thrilling driving experiences … Continue reading

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It was the night before Christmas…..

Christmas Eve has arrived all of a sudden, and the house is looking and feeling full of Christmas spirit. All my presents have been wrapped and are sitting patiently under the tree. I love wrapping gifts, which I know will … Continue reading

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Light Catchers

It was late afternoon, about an hour before sunset, as I headed out along the path through Roslin Glen. To begin with I walked in the shadows, with tiny slivers of light occasionally piercing through the layers of trees. The … Continue reading

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Life Directions

To embrace the unexpected bumps and turns of life, is to embrace life itself. Who knows what wild and wonderful paths it has in store for us, so enjoy the detours, they might turn out to be our highways. This … Continue reading

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Patterns in Lines: Dubrovnik

Once through the enormous and dramatic fortified gate in Dubrovnik’s wall, we were drawn effortlessly along its stunning Main Street by the endless line of the gutters. I was captivated by the patterns and lines of these ancient cobbles, which … Continue reading

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Rose Shadows

Beneath woven rose shadows the fairies wait All delicate blossoms and shimmering laughing light Till the thorns claim blood.

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