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Flow

Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall, Orkney
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Balfour Hospital, Kirkwall, Orkney
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In praise of following one’s nose…

In praise of following one’s nose…

If you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I’ve been raving about George Saunders' book “A Swim in A Pond in the Rain” lately. I can’t tell you how much I love this book. Actually I can. In fact I’m going to, right now! This book is a real masterclass. Saunders takes a...

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Learning to walk in the dark

Learning to walk in the dark

Do you welcome the coming of the dark nights as Autumn closes in? Or do you rage, rage against the dying of the light? At this time of year, when I pull the curtains closed of an evening, I can still hear my mother’s voice commenting doomily, “The nights are drawing...

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What is Water?

What is Water?

The answer seems obvious. But it’s not so simple. In Scotland’s mild, damp climate we tend to take water for granted. But just now the loch beside our house is as low as I’ve ever seen it. The expanse of dried mud and stone all around its shore keeps on getting wider...

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