A gown for all ages: landscapes, objects, and family in a global context

On October the 16th, we christened my daughter Penelope. Having family and friends come along for the service, next to our new house in Motspur Park, felt like a milestone in our lives. When we first spoke about the Christening, my Mum mentioned that my Gran had looked out the gown that I was christened in. I thought it sounded really nice to re-use the … Continue reading A gown for all ages: landscapes, objects, and family in a global context

Burns Night – The Immortal Memory

I thought I’d share my own take on ‘The Immortal Memory’ written a few years ago to deliver at a Burns Night celebration. E’er still the sturdy Ayrshire Bard’s Rough-hewn poetic glory Speaks tae us, ‘cross time and since is wov’n in wisened story: We ken his swagger had its way, A gallus rogue and ay sae bold, Left scores o’lassies aw a-quiver And hauf … Continue reading Burns Night – The Immortal Memory