A Concert For Plants: let the healing begin

We continue to live in strange and difficult times. But there are silver linings around the coronavirus clouds. It has been incredible to see the amazing range of creative endeavours from around the globe, all accessible online. The Liceu, Barcelona's Opera House reopened yesterday with a concert to an audience of 2,292 potted plants. The…

“May it be an evening star shines down upon you” – a starry night playlist

Last night, I shared this rather grainy, but to me very beautiful, image taken from our front room looking west over Edinburgh's Corstorphine Hill towards the setting sun.  On a clear day, we can see right across to the (usually) snowy peak of Ben Lomond, which we think is about 50miles away as the crow flies.…

Six degrees of listening while reading: a playlist to accompany my ‘Murmur’ chain

At the start of each month I like to join in on the Six Degrees of Separation meme with a book chain over on my Leaping Life blog and accompanying playlist here. This time we start with Murmur. My first thought was to pick Careless Whisper but that felt just too darn cheesy. So I have instead…