Turner and Loch Awe

Another interesting piece of British cultural and artistic history is this rather wonderful painting by JMW Turner – which I think now hangs in Plymouth Art Gallery.    Believe it or not we have seen many wonderful rainbows over the castle – luckily for you I have not yet been driven to paint what I … More Turner and Loch Awe

A poetic history – Wordsworth on Kilchurn

With thanks to a recent and very welcome guest (Rachel), we have belatedly discovered that the great poet (and poet laureate 1843-50) William Wordsworth wrote a fabulous poem about Kilchurn Castle which is reproduced below:  ADDRESS TO KILCHURN CASTLE, UPON LOCH AWE CHILD of loud-throated War! the mountain Stream Roars in thy hearing; but thy … More A poetic history – Wordsworth on Kilchurn

Sent to the Tower!

Moving to Scotland from North London was always on the cards but perhaps not in the way we had originally anticipated.  Sitting on the veranda of a cabana on Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula in August 2014 I noticed a job advertised in a certain Scottish city. M and I had talked often of the move north … More Sent to the Tower!