Monthly Archives: May 2017

Expressing the Earth

Eight years ago I was at the Atlantic Islands Festival on Luing. It was my first geopoetics event, and it isn’t too much to say it was life changing. It was partly the inspiring setting – several of the poems in my first collection were written there – but also the mix of disciplines and… Read More »

The Journey – an Exhibition by Christine McIver

My artist friend Christine McIver has an exhibition in the Dunblane Museum until the 29th May. It is called The Journey – Images of Migration and the picture here – which doesn’t do justice to the impact and haunting atmosphere of the actual painting – is called The Lost Boys. Like many of us Christine… Read More »

The Charm of Nine Herbs – The Methods

Mugwort, plantain which lives facing the sun, lambscress, burdock,chamomile, nettle, crab apple thyme and fennel a salve for keeping thus: chop the leaves finely and mix with the apple pulp and a salve base. a plaster or fomentation – make a paste of water and ash, and mix the fennel with oil and beaten egg.… Read More »