An on-line exchange following my recent blog about my bad habit of not editing and sorting my photographs produced a minor cri de coeur from Cathy who has a media storage crises on her WordPress site Rambling in the Garden. WordPress has many virtues, and that fact that it requires very little technical expertise is probably … More Do you know your bits from your bytes?
I usually get out my soap box on International Women’s Day (8 March), but this year I could not let the centenary of the 1918 Representation of the People Act pass without comment. It enfranchised some women (those over 30) and allowed women over the age of 21 to stand for parliament, but it was … More One hundred years of progress?
An impossibly monochrome afternoon, the island is dreich and damp. Chronic procrastination is allegedly symptomatic of creativity, this bagatelle of a post as an excuse for not finishing a very long and tedious report in data mobilisation. A friend recently sent us a photograph of our croft house (now Croft Garden Cottage) taken in the … More Procrastination is the thief of time
It may have taken 140 years but finally Fanny Mendelssohn’s Easter Sonata has its UK premier on International Womens’ Day. Culturally, politically and financially we still live in a patriarchical society and the only we can gain equality is through persistence. Silence is what allows people to suffer without recourse, what allows hypocrisies and lies … More Women’s Wednesday – #nevertheless we persist
Winsor and cadmiun lemon, bismuth, chrome and cadmiun yellow, Naples and Indian deep and light yellow, jaune brilliant and yellow ochre have been splashed and dripped across Ardivachar headland as the sun has irradiated the islands for the past month. The machair is in its yellow period and the early summer flowers are glowing and … More Riotous assembly