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Iain Mac a'Ghobhainn Eilean Fraoich "Eilean fraoich, eilean fraoich." ann an solas uaine eader da bhuth air Sauchiehall St. Island of Heather "Island of heather, island of heather", in a green light between two shops at Sauchiehall St. Iain Mac a'Gho...

, . Pirr Pirr, pirr, glancing my face, awaiting the late ferry, as the day seeks to close. Pirr is a light breath of wind, such as will make a cat's paw in the water

Monet once said, “When you go out to paint, try to forget whatever objects you have before you–a tree, a house, a field…Merely think, here is a little square of blue, here an oblong of pink, here a streak of yellow. Paint it just as it looks to you…to...

The smeuse On a Spring afternoon, there was bustle and a hustle in and out the smeuse comes and goes the world A busy natural world, dormouse, hedgehog ,nestling lark, with lots of things to do as they pass each other busily by. Smeuse is a hole or gap...

Joseph was a Saint for the workers. And is celebrated being a worker On the day of the first of May Traditionally also a Celtic festive

May Day is one of those holidays that seems medieval, even ancient; the customs of flowers and fertility rites definitely feel like they go back a long time, and if they don’t, they should. This is the difficulty with settling down to write about medieval...

Caravaggio Caravaggio was based in Rome at the beginning of the 17th century when it was a strong centre of Cathocism - but it also had a dark underbelly and underclass he demonstrates intense naturalism - his people, fruit and flowers are very life-like...

A freedom is a noble thing! Freedome mayss man to haiff liking; Freedome all solace to man giffio; He levys at ess that frely levys! John Barbour (c. 1316-1395)

Liberty was ever the tradition of my fathers, and among us, no person avails, but rather reason. Saint Columbamus

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