It's the start of term again, and start of term means adding to my growing book collection. But as you can see from this little lot, I am quickly running out of room to put them all! This pile is from the library at college and I can only think to call it "bookhenge". Incidentally, … Continue reading Bookhenge


View from the PamCam – Outdoor study

Today's view from the PamCam is from the garden in Luther King House in Manchester. I'm doing some work on my final piece with the OU on this glorious autumn evening. I'm just rounding the bend on the final lap and entering the home straight. October 3rd is my deadline and a Masters Degree is … Continue reading View from the PamCam – Outdoor study

Hardraw Haiku

Inspired by my holiday this summer in the Lake District and the Yorkshire Dales, here's my tribute to Hardraw Scar in Haiku form.

What Inspires You?

What inspires you? Is it something you see, or hear? A place that you have visited? A person who has challenged you? Is it something different? This is a photograph of a street in Edinburgh taken from the George IV bridge. To the left of where I stood to take this photo is a little … Continue reading What Inspires You?

On This Day in History – 9th September

On this day in history, 9th September 1914 saw the creation of the first fully mechanised unit in the British Army, the Canadian Automobile Machine Gun Brigade. Here is a link to a recording of "Mechanised Infantry" which is the Regimental march of The Rifles (Light Division) in honour of the creation of the first … Continue reading On This Day in History – 9th September

Daybook Entry – 8th September 2019

For Today – 8th September Looking out my window: I’m surprised to see it has gone dark already. When did Autumn arrive?! I am thinking: about the start of my new year of studying as an Ordinand which starts this week. I am thankful: for my new bed. I know I have said this before, … Continue reading Daybook Entry – 8th September 2019


I'm having a little rest today... back tomorrow!

Travelling Home

We have had a brilliant time in Edinburgh this weekend, and sadly, it was time to come home today. I was a bit nervous about getting the train back to Manchester because the journey up to Scotland had been a bit of a nightmare, with people having to stand (or sit) in the aisles because … Continue reading Travelling Home

A Visit To Leith

Today was the last day of our short visit to Edinburgh, and we wanted to make sure we made the most of it . We spent a fair bit of the day on foot round Edinburgh, including a visit to Mary King's Close (different post coming up about that), and the rest of it was … Continue reading A Visit To Leith

Edinburgh Tattoo

We had a very special treat tonight in Edinburgh, with tickets to see the final show in this year's Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It was a fantastic show, and we had a great time from start to finish. Thank you to Emma for arranging everything - you are a star! In the stands on the Castle … Continue reading Edinburgh Tattoo