Curated

An eclectic collection of stuff I find interesting

Reach out…

Reach out…

Some songs only really work when performed by their original artists or in some particular version that becomes the classic one that everyone loves and remembers. Others, however, can take on new leases of life when re-arranged or performed by someone else. For me,...

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Well, at least I’ll be in good company…

Well, at least I’ll be in good company…

Here's one that did the rounds on Facebook and other social media a while ago. Some of you will have already heard it, some of you may well know of the band already or even be ardent fans. In any case, it's a song that never fails to put a smile on my face and we...

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The Wigtown Trilogy (unofficial)

The Wigtown Trilogy (unofficial)

A while ago, I put a little posting up on here about Wigtown - Scotland's national book town which is only a mere 30-odd miles or so from my home. I mentioned that it is a wonderful, bookish sort of place and that it has a rather fine book festival each year. Although...

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Sea Fever

Sea Fever

The other day, I was sitting around doing something or other (as you do) when Glenda sent me a link to a video. At first, I didn't pay it much attention but when I got around to watching it, I was absolutely entranced. It isn't very long - only about 8 minutes or so -...

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A good photograph…

A good photograph…

...is knowing where to stand. Or so Ansel Adams is supposed to have said. And I don't think I can imagine any more apt turn of phrase to introduce another absolutely brilliant photographer whom I have been fortunate enough to meet since moving to Scotland. Ladies and...

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The Water Margin

The Water Margin

Those of you of a certain age may remember a TV series shown on the BBC back in the 70s called "The Water Margin". This was a Japanese production of a Chinese tale about bandits living in the marsh regions around Mount Liang (or Liang Shan Po as it was usually named...

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Flash! Bang! Wallop!

Flash! Bang! Wallop!

What a picture! As some of you may know, I have sometimes been known to strut my stuff as a photographer (of sorts). However, I have never thought of myself as a particularly great photographer. My work is reasonably capable and I've been good enough to take a few...

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Really, Really Heavy Horses

Really, Really Heavy Horses

Anyone who has visited Falkirk has probably seen these guys – the Kelpies. For anyone who isn’t already familiar with them, they are two massive metal statues (the largest equine statues in the world) in the form of the necks and heads of two heavy horses,...

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