Monthly Archives: January 2012

A serene loop

I’ve spent most of the last couple of weeks in grumpy sleepless mode, with a horrible cold that means I’ve been getting to sleep at 4am and waking every 20 minutes thereafter.  So I’ve been looking for something to read … Continue reading

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Scottish Portrait Gallery – first impressions

Yesterday, I had my first swing at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, which re-opened in December after being closed for a couple of years.   I’d never visited before it closed so I couldn’t compare before-and-after, but I’d been excited … Continue reading

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Belated Burns

Since I didn’t get round to writing a Burns night post yesterday, I felt I should post a wee something today! I felt like something was missing yesterday when I didn’t actually celebrate Burns Night.  All the talk of haggis … Continue reading

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Cameras – they’re not just for knitting

Tara at Sticky Fingers has asked us all to think about our photography resolutions for The Gallery this week.  I know the answer to this one: take pictures of something that’s not knitting! Most of my pictures over the last three … Continue reading

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Walking in this World

After I finally got to the end of the Artist’s Way last year, I was missing it a wee bit – I’d been quite reluctant to actually wind it up at the end.  One of my commenters suggested the follow-up … Continue reading

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Map fascination

Yesterday Mr Woodsmoke and I had a breakthrough.  After 2 years and 3 months in our house, we finally hung a good chunk of our pictures (8 new ones yesterday).  Since I really think that pictures make a home, I … Continue reading

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Turner in January

I had a wee bit of time to kill in Edinburgh yesterday and I happened to be passing the Mound, so I popped into the National Gallery to see the ‘Turner in January’ exhibition. It’s a lovely exhibition of Turner … Continue reading

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