Saturday, February 27, 2021

Fair Isle Fair Days

This time last year, this was my home.

After weeks of relentlessly bad weather, the wind had dropped and the sun shone.

My time on Fair Isle was almost up.  I had no idea what I was heading back to.

A year later, the project I started there is nearly, nearly finished.

And this time next year?  Well, that'll be another story ...

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Old Yet Timely - Except for the Ones That Aren't

Two hundred and one years, 4 days ago, Sydney Smith handed out some advice to a friend who was depressed.  I'm sharing his words of wisdom over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure this week - see which ones speak to you.  And which ones put your back up!

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Revisiting Mary Kingsley

Mary Kingsley (circa 1900) - wiki commons

I'm over on the History Girls blog this week Revisiting Mary Kingsley - what a woman!

Sunday, February 07, 2021

Quindrie Press


Coming soon - Kickstarter Campaign for Quindrie Press' 2021 comic collection!  In spite of everything, exciting, new, creative things are still happening -

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Favourite Flanders and Swann

Flanders and Swann 1966 (wiki commons)

I was thinking about Flanders and Swann this morning, the words 'bloody January again' ringing in my ears.  It's been a while since they crossed my mind, and I wandered off into YouTube land, remembering.  Here are a few of my favourites I found.  What are yours?

Saturday, January 23, 2021

On a Scale of Owls


This week I'm over on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure contemplating owls.

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Advice on How to Run Your Town


Have a look at Ruth Downie's History Girl post on how to Run Your Town Like a Roman - 12 tips from the past.  (May I draw your attention in particular to no. 5 - Cheer everyone up by supporting the arts - good advice in any age!)