Category Archives: history

Back on the Celtic Ray

Back in Glasgow The light The buildings have a new feel Sight Texture I’ve been touched by the Celtic Ray (the Awen) ‘Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and WalesI can hear the mothers’ voices calling“Children, children, children”Listen Jimmy! I want to go home.Listen Jimmy! … Continue reading

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Skye

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing Onward the sailors cry Carry the lad that was born to be king O’er the see to Skye.  So goes the first verse of the Skye boat song and Skye is … Continue reading

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Stirling to Skye – a run through the Scottish highlands

The Wallace monument stands tall looking across the Forth River at Stirling Castle.  The Scots watching the English, the English watching the Scots as it has been for centuries.  Back at Berwick upon Tweed tale had told how that city … Continue reading

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Glasgow and peopleĀ 

A hundred and fifty years ago Glasgow was the second city of the empire A centre of heavy industry such as shipbuilding and textile manufacture A centre of design, typified by the Glasgow architecture.  But a century or so later Glasgow … Continue reading

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Back in the UK after 17 years

It’s been 17 years since I visited the UK  December 1999 A cold wet winter of long nights and freezing days.  This trip its summer and the days are long, damp and cool. Not all the different from the Australian … Continue reading

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Melbourne can be a little different

As the rest of Australia Swelters In MelbourneĀ has a top to day of 19c As the Lunar New Year Celebrations draw to the end There was Chinese dancing at Victoria Market With traditional music and movement Then in a change … Continue reading

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Tassie (Tasmania)

    I’ve looked at Tassie from both sides now from in and out and still somehow Its Tassie’s illusion I recall I really don’t know Tassie at all (will apologies to Joni Mitchell)   I’m going to Tassie again … Continue reading

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