Grissel Jaffray’s Stone

In the Howff this stone has come to be called the headstone of Grissel Jaffray, last witch executed in Dundee. It’s not her headstone, but who am I to mess with tradition? There is of course a formal memorial for her as well. Besides, the cemetery is full of lovely sights. You should probably visit…

Olafur Eliasson @ Tate Modern

If you can’t get to the Tate Mod, be sure to watch the BBC programme on Eliasson’s preparation for the exhibit (and also the Cindy Sherman one even though I had to miss her exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery — sob!). The exhibit is immersive and experiential so it went far too fast. Speaking…

Kirriemuir

A little jaunt in the mists and rain: the birthplace of J. M. Barrie and Bon Scott! Lovely drive through the Sidlaws there, too. And WiFi on the bus 😉

Broughty Ferry

A lovely day out now the kids are off school. More Wullies, of course. Windy but beautiful, I think you’ll agree. More photos on FB, if you’re there.

Snapshots of Pescara

I attended Captivating Criminality 6 on the coast of the Adriatic. Pescara was once an Olympic venue. Pier Paolo Passolini passed there on his coastal roadtrip. It was very hot and surprisingly humid, so you can imagine how enervated I was (melting! melting!). Though I knew co-host Fiona Peters, I met folks I’ve known online…

Mich/shenanigans

As I get ready to head off on another journey (yes, but I am really slowing down after this! July is EMPTY of to-dos) I thought I should get at least one more catch-up post of some photos here. Michigan trip for the medieval congress, friends, and family. Good times! Great to see Suzy perform…

Sunday Sun

These are actually from last week as it’s a bit dreich today. I am planning to catch up on things — many sights to show you from the last few months —  but it’s been a bit hectic yet this month. But real summer soon (okay, maybe not the weather — I’m okay with dreich)….

Home Town Jaunt

Made a brief trip to the home town with my brother to see our other brother and my dad and pick up some things. Weird how much the town has changed yet our street so little. My older brother lives in my grandparents’ house, which we lived in when I was born, then moved into…

#BurnsNight

I dropped by the Albany statue for Robert Burns to pay my respects on his birthday. My friend Terry tells me after Columbus and Queen Victoria, he’s the figure with the most statues in his honour. He’s a lot more palatable than those two, too. The panels around the sides include a rendition of Tam…