Wednesday, 26 December 2012
If you've ever wondered what the Squinty Bridge looks like from
the flats then this is it. Rather better looking from the side.
What is exciting though is how good the flats themselves are.
Some friends bought one and the space is great. Considering
they look as ugly as the flats in this photo I was surprised they
were so good on the inside.
Thursday, 13 December 2012
If you find yourself Christmas shopping in Great Western Road,
drop into my friend Sandy's lovely Buttercup Dairy...it's also a
shop. Great coffee, teas and snacks...oh and soup!
This is my in town office.
459 Great Western Road....just past Roots and Fruits,
on the corner.
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Wednesday, 5 December 2012
Monday, 3 December 2012
Painting of Monchique in the Algarve which is heading to the
Mansfield Park Gallery in Glasgow for their Christmas Show which
opens on Thursday. This is a mixed show with John Bellany, Liz Knox,
Michael G Clark, Victoria Cassidy, Andrew Squire, Alma Wolfson and
That's 5 Hyndland Street, Glasgow G11 5QE. 0141 342 4124
Wednesday, 28 November 2012
If you are in the Languedoc heading north east of Carcassone,
you might find yourself near Siran. Just inside the outer circle
street (these towns tend to be circular) is the lovely L'Ancienne
Forge gallery. Run by Jane Darling and Nick Ainsworth, this
delightful gallery is in an old house beautifully and simply
decorated to retain it's character.
Nick and Jane also have their own olive grove outside town and
sell their olive oil in the gallery.
Wednesday, 21 November 2012
Thursday, 8 November 2012
Sunday, 4 November 2012
Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Thursday, 25 October 2012
Scenes from the lost village of Tyneham. The military moved
everyone out of the village and surrounding farms in the
War to use the area as a rehearsal base for the D-Day landings.
They told everyone that they could return after the war. Somehow
that never happened and the whole area remains as a live firing
range. Now, at the weekends, live firing is suspended and people
are allowed to visit the village.
Tuesday, 23 October 2012
At a family gathering in north Dorset last week I decided to
go on a little trip through history. My grandfather was an
engineer and right hand man to George Brough of Brough
Superior Motorbikes in Nottingham. One of their clients was
TE Lawrence who, over several years, owned seven Brough
Superiors. Grandad knew him very well so I thought I'd visit
Lawrences grave and his cottage at Clouds Hill just down the
road from Bovington where the Tank Museum is situated.
Lawrences country cottage is very small and in the garden a
wee garage built to house his Brough Superior. I didn't expect to
see one of his motorbikes but was delighted to find one on display
in the Tank Museum along with the amazing display of armoured
Made my day.
Monday, 22 October 2012
Open from Monday November 5th at the Glasgow Art Club...
'Glasgow Haiku'. An exhibition by Group 13 Artists.
This is a collection of paintings with Haiku's based on Glasgow.
Well worth seeing. The paintings and haiku's I've seen so far
promise a great exhibition.
I have four...and if I'm lucky, five paintings/haiku's in the
The exhibition runs until Saturday December 1st