The Joy of Being Edited – and a festival in St Andrews

Amongst the many delights of signing with Linen Press has been the unexpected joy of having an editor. I’ve been in more than one writing critique group and learned lots from writing workshops, so I consider myself quite a good self-editor, but having lived with Blink for several years and in multiple versions, I hadn’t … Continue reading The Joy of Being Edited – and a festival in St Andrews

More Photographic Treats

The white chocolate shortbread may be gone, but this week has been a good one for feeding my early photography obsession. First of all Rob Douglas, the contemporary calotyper who I met in St Andrews,  sent me prints of his own calotypes. I apologise for giving you a poor digital version of Burnside Farm and … Continue reading More Photographic Treats

To healthy obsessions

Going to the first ever St Andrews Photography Festival was such a thrill, only part of which was having my first ever one woman show.  I’m happy to say the show was everything I wanted it to be with an attentive and appreciative audience. But in a way the real thrill was discovering I wasn’t the only one … Continue reading To healthy obsessions

1 year on, or is it 600?

It’s spring again (well April anyway) and we (that’s me and Mr. B. ) have just celebrated our anniversary. We met, as so many couples do, at uni, including  the rather more famous royals who sauntered up the aisle almost a year ago. Which was one of the things that prompted me  to take a bit of a … Continue reading 1 year on, or is it 600?

B is for … Brewster

Sir David Brewster photographed by Hill and Adamson Today the St. Andrews trip goes a long way back in time, in fact to 1838, when Sir David Brewster arrived to be Principal of  St. Andrews University. By this time Brewster, originally trained in theology, was already an eminent man of science who had become famous chiefly … Continue reading B is for … Brewster