Never imagine yourself not to be otherwise than what it might appear to others that what you were or might have been was not otherwise than what you had been would have appeared to them to be otherwise. – Lewis Carroll I have been musing about writing the anniversary blog for a while but eventually … More Be what you would seem to be
This is for Cathy who when not Rambling in the Garden makes soup and has the cube dilemma. Even if we do not have the time or inclination to make our own stock, most of us have the choice as to whether to reach for the packet of cubes. There are “quality” versions available: organic, … More To cube or not to cube?
Collecting the extraordinary and mysterious Unicorns’ horns, mermaids, minerals and fossils, shells, insects in amber, astrolabes, musical instruments, lenses, celestial globes – the cabinet of curiosities was a microcosm of the Renaissance world. It was more than a random display of curios, the personal tastes or wealth of the collector as its contents were arranged … More Cabinet of Curiosities
Year of Natural Scotland – Winter Treasure Hunt I have always loved the seaside in winter and on crisp sunny mornings I need no encouragement to abandon the domestic chores and take a walk on Ardivachar beach. Perfect for a solitary meander, watching the wading birds feeding along the tide edge and scanning the horizon … More Who’s been walking on my beach?