Category Archives: Tales from the Living Rock

Taking the Waters

A couple of posts ago I wrote about a walk my book group took (http://wp.me/p5FGXY-3h).  That post focused on what we talked about, this is about where we went. The Water of Leith is Edinburgh’s main river, rising from the … Continue reading

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Unlocking the Word Hoard

It is in August, more than at any other time, that Edinburgh lives up to Robert Louis Stevenson’s description, and the name of this blog.  Any city dweller suffering from sensory overload, induced by too many stilt wearing, opera singing, juggling, … Continue reading

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Tales from the Living Rock

When I began this blog at the beginning of the year I wasn’t really sure what it would become.  I dabbled in recording things I was making, used it to practice writing, taking a few tentative steps in to the … Continue reading

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Giselle – A Ballet for Halloween

I experienced ballet for the first time this summer when Mr S and I were given free tickets to Ballett am Rhein’s ‘Seven’, an abstract, modernist piece, choreographed by Martin Schläpfer to the music of Mahler’s Symphony Number 7.  Although … Continue reading

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Samhuinn

On the 31st of October the cobbled alleyways of the Old Town will reverberate with the cries of battle.  The Prince of Winter is coming.  The Summer King, on the throne since May-Day’s eve, has weakened.  He must be drawn … Continue reading

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Secrets of the Stones

Deep in the bowels of the National Museum of Scotland there is a little visited room.  Even on a wet Saturday afternoon, it is always empty.  This is part of the magic.  The entrance is not obvious and, if stumbled … Continue reading

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