Forth Crossings

•8 September 2014 • Leave a Comment

… I have nothing to say except both bridges
are beautiful constructions …

let’s hope the third is equally magnificent

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Cool and Calm

•5 September 2014 • Leave a Comment

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Kelpies

•31 August 2014 • Leave a Comment

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… is it a reflected moon …

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… is it a dalek …

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… is it a meccano construction …

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… or a peephole to another world …

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… no …

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… it’s the spectacular kelpies nr Falkirk …

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… shocking drivers along the M9 …

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… and amazing boats on the canal …

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… they tower majestic and glorious …

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… and are definitely worth a look …

Bannockburn

•16 August 2014 • 2 Comments

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… 2014 is the 700th anniversary of
the battle of Bannockburn
where Scottish and English troops
led by Robert the Bruce and Edward II fought …

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… now an idyllic spot
this was a gruesome and bloody battle
where thousands died …

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… frankly I learned nothing much about the history  from my visit …

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… in fact in my battle game
we  re-wrote history so that the English won  …

although I died as no doubt I would have done

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… and I came away disturbed by
the new digital interactive visitor centre
where the battle is re-fought
several times a day …

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… maybe it is a significant battle
in the ongoing fight for Scottish independence from England …

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… but must we glorify war
in these frightening times that we live in …

surely national institutions have a moral duty
to contextualise and teach the horrors of war
not just make money

 

Polish Eagle & Paratroopers

•9 August 2014 • 3 Comments

… I’ve been busy working on artwork
to display in Leven …

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… so pleased with my laser cut eagle …

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… and my paratroopers …

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… my paras will probably be displayed on a map
something like this …

 

What do you think?

Book Binding 2

•1 August 2014 • 2 Comments

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… a very enjoyable workshop
at the Old Printing Works in Thornton …

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… has led me to be proud
of my book binding and stitching skills …

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 … even if there is room for improvement …
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near Elie

•31 July 2014 • Leave a Comment


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… there is no place I’d rather be
than Fife
on a glorious sunny day …

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