One of my favourite Tv programmes of the moment is "Call my Agent!", set in a Parisian talent agency, it's our French fix now that we've finished Spiral . I've written about these programmes before, twice in the case of Spiral. But watching Call my Agent! has provoked my itchy feet. I've missed travelling. When…Read more Paris
Contemplating weighty matters on my daily walk
Joking! It was more a free form meander. My walk on the other hand followed a path I've taken before. I started off by wondering how my sister was, she slipped on ice yesterday and fractured her wrist. And that started me picturing the road where she'd slipped. And thinking, when was I there last?…Read more Contemplating weighty matters on my daily walk
Another happy coincidence?
One of my FB groups has a daily theme, on Monday it was "1989, your memories". My head filled with this song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V7SINjz96E it had been released two years earlier*, but became the soundtrack of my late '89. It's Hogmanay 1989. In my mind it's wet, but that doesn't matter. On the M8, it's dark,…Read more Another happy coincidence?
On my walk today I was planning what to write. I'd been thinking about "rainbows" as a theme. Then I turned my head and saw this Actually that's a zoomed up view. What I really saw was this I was a bit worried that I'd written a rainbow post before, but I was remembering this…Read more Happy coincidences*
I'm actually struggling to write a post today. It should be easy because it's Remembrance Sunday and I've already written about Hallowe'en and Guy Fawkes. But I don't have anything personal to bring to the commemorations. One of my uncles and a great uncle served in the Second World war, and I have a few…Read more Remembering
Fireworks, but not tonight.
So tonight is Bonfire Night tonight, more formally Guy Fawkes Night. But this year there won't be any big public displays, England, Wales and Northern Ireland are currently on lockdown and here in Scotland large gatherings are banned. And while I'm missing all the things we can't do at the moment, this one well, I'm…Read more Fireworks, but not tonight.
Today is the Feast of All Souls. Friday you may have celebrated Hallowe'en, perhaps decorating your house or yard with pumpkins or spooky items. In Scotland children mark the festival by "guising" dressing up and going from house to house, ideally performing some kind of "turn" in return for treats, usually sweets or chocolate. That…Read more Observing traditions
Challenging myself again
Not anything new, in fact I'm looking back six months and reviving my "every day.." challenge. It's just a pity that "Every day in November" doesn't have quite the same ring to it. I didn't manage to keep up posting in between times. June was a time of hope, infection levels were dropping and lockdown…Read more Challenging myself again
baking some more
It doesn't look as if we'll be travelling abroad any time soon*, so I decided to partially make up for it by baking up another taste of Portugal. I found this recipe for Bola de Amendoa on the Great British Chefs site. It's a good resource for recipes and tips. Anyway, I'd planned to make it a couple of…Read more baking some more
Ile de Re
I must start with an apology, I'm getting a strong sense of Deja-vu with this post. I'm pretty sure I've written about Ile deRe before, but on a quick scan back through old posts couldn't find one. It's possibly on my old blog? If it does turn up it would be interesting to see if…Read more Ile de Re