Art in Philly

02. June 2016 other stuff 0
Art in Philly
While we were in Philadelphia we went to Macy’s, not because we wanted to go shopping but because it’s the former Wanamaker’s Department Store. It houses the famous Wanamaker organ, a huge instrument, added to over many years, with 122 pipes. But as we walked into the Grand Court sales floor at street level which ...

Philadelphia (not the cheese)

01. June 2016 Uncategorised 0
Philadelphia (not the cheese)
There is something about travelling on trains in other countries which makes me feel as though I’m on a Real Adventure. Arriving at the station and scanning the departure board is the first part of that, and in America it is at the same time both familiar and foreign. Washington, Plymouth and Worcester all appear on the ...

Flower identification 1

31. May 2016 other stuff 3
Flower identification 1
Last night we went up to Selm Muir Wood, a Forestry Commission woodland a couple of miles from home. It’s where we have been walking Boristhedog for the last 14 years, so the path is very familiar. I’ve never done more than think “Oh, pretty” as I walk along looking at the hedgerows, but last ...

A new look

30. May 2016 Uncategorised 0
A new look
The photo was taken a few days ago looking from the Brooklyn Bridge across to Manhattan at dusk. I’ve been on holiday for a couple of weeks, and have had time to soak up some new experiences and gather fresh ideas (another book, perhaps). When I got home I logged on to the blog to ...

chocolate typewriter keys

11. April 2016 Blog, book 0
chocolate typewriter keys
Last Thursday I grabbed the opportunity to go to the launch of Lucy Ribchester’s second novel, The Amber Shadows, at Waterstones in Edinburgh. It is set at Bletchley Park which was the centre of WW2 codebreaking. The launch was imaginative and thoroughly splendid. Lucy said later that she was worried that no-one would come, and ...

EYF, WM and fairytales.

25. March 2016 Blog, knit 6
EYF, WM and fairytales.
  A yarny post at last, and Wollmeise at that. The now-annual woolly event of the year known as the Edinburgh Yarn Festival took place last weekend. I had hoped to have my friend Debbie to stay – she is usually to be found on the vendor side of things – but she rather put ...