Tay River Cruise

We had a great day out on Saturday; being paranoid, I took the old phone so fewer pictures and none of the great sightings of dolphins right up close to the boat! Or the seal who popped up and gave us a look like we were disturbing her day — and loads of jellyfish which Charlotte and Murray were more excited about at first. I love a river cruise. You see another side of things (I blame Jerome K. Jerome). And another of #MaggiesPenguins.

More photos on Farcebook.

Dundee Botanic Gardens


The Dundee Botanic Gardens: delights aplenty, a penguin and more. Many pix on the ‘book if you trawl there.

 

A Wander Around Broughty Ferry

tirgearr smashwords saleAs we’re off on another adventure today, I better get some pictures up from the last family outing. A warm if grey day kept everyone away from the shore, so we mostly had it to ourselves which was delightful. More pix on the ‘book if you’re there.

Sunday Shenanigans

Lots to catch up on — pictures, posts, reviews — but in the mean time, it’s family day. Half off sale is still on at Smashwords and hoping for some reviews of HBW5 soon! More wanderings tomorrow —

At the McManus


The Beano takes over museum, but there’s also a portraits show on and of course old favourites — possibly obsessing a little too much about Duncan‘s Riders, but there it is.

 

A Gardener’s Grave

Wandering in the Howff today to loosen up my brain a little after some intense work on my latest essay (Celtic themes in Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell). Just sent off the essay, so I though I would share some of the fruits of my wander.

I’m always discovering things I hadn’t noticed before. What a wonderful place this urban cemetery is. More photos on the ‘book if you’re there.

Howff Gardener 6

Smiles of a Summer Night (and Day)

welcome home

I am back in Dundee so life has improved immensely. Yes, still busy (week two of a three-week online intensive, one review written and sent, a couple of deadlines looming) but I have played with the Executive Princess, slept soundly, finished a book I’ve been reading in bits, and started watching the final series of Bron/Broen/The Bridge — Saga, how I have missed you!

No conference papers this summer, but plenty of shenanigans to come.