Creating Our Reading Rooms

The first time I was was introduced to a “Reading Room” was on our visit to Orkney. Betty’s Reading Room is located by the small ferry terminal in Tingwall, a tiny settlement on the north-east coast of Orkney’s West Mainland, which looks across the Gairsay Sound to the islands of Gairsay, Wyre and Rousay. CraigContinue reading “Creating Our Reading Rooms”

Travel the World

Travelling appears to be in our DNA.  Given the migration patterns throughout the centuries, travelling appears to be a survival impulse, a necessity for continued existence. Today, we travel to explore, have fun and flee the chains of labour.  We plan our vacations with careful precision; when we return to reality, we are already planningContinue reading “Travel the World”

The Game is Afoot

“It may be that you are not yourself luminous, but that you are a conductor of light. Some people without possessing genius have a remarkable power of stimulating it.” ― Arthur Conan Doyle   We never tire of Sherlock Holmes.  I paid a visit to 221 B Street when I was in London and found theContinue reading “The Game is Afoot”

I love hats…

There is something about a hat!!!   It’s an attitude waiting to happen. It’s an adventure ready to unfold. Somewhere…there is a hat waiting for you. “Grab your coat and get your hat Leave your worries on the doorstep Just direct your feet To the sunny side of the street  (Dorothy Fields – lyrics/Jimmy McHugh –Continue reading “I love hats…”


There is power in exploration, even though many do not understand its meaning.  Most believe that it is based on external forces that entertain.  What if exploration was driven by internal motivations?  Would we live our lives differently?  Do we want to be entertained?  Or would we rather be the architects of discovery? We shallContinue reading “Explore”