Look, I left the house today. I didn't want to do it (not true) but I did it (true). It was looking like a whole three-day weekend spent hiding inside (except for nature) and despite expecting myself to do something social (like making at least two seconds of eye contact with another human being) I... Continue Reading →

Tonight our farewell to some friends at our local pub ended with FunkyPlaid and I giving away most of our (UK-wired) lamps. Watching them file out the door, toting lamps and shades and bulbs, gave us a serious case of the giggles. If you have to say goodbye to people you adore, which in this... Continue Reading →

At dinner with dear friends tonight the subject of friendship came up, and I was startled to realise that I have no definition for it. Maybe I never did. I know a lot less about life than I thought I did when I started keeping this journal. That fascinates me: I've lived for eighteen years... Continue Reading →

When I eat, I am present. Thoughts do not intrude in this space, reverent as they are in the church of Savour. Tonight's service was Highland venison loin, shredded beef cheek, smoked celeriac, and parsnips. I wonder if someday I'll have the resolve to try a vegetarian diet. Then I have dishes like this one... Continue Reading →

Choosing today's photo was more difficult than usual but I settled on one of an ancient yew tree that John Knox purportedly preached under because ... well ... that. Knox is not pictured, but I did leave in a human and a wee dachshund for scale. This is the magical Ormiston Yew Tree. It is... Continue Reading →

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