I started going to the Farmers Market in Edinburgh about a year ago. I’d been put off for ages as it used to be the 1st & 3rd Sat of the month – which I’m incapable of remembering but now it simple. I zip around in about half an hour going to the stalls to pick up the essentials. I often meet friends at the market for a coffee and chat (though since the weather has been so terrible this year we tend to shop and retire to nearby coffee shop.) I feel really GOOD about shopping there. Everything I’ve read about our food system points towards local food being better for the environment and for ourselves. I hate having to shop in supermarkets as well but at least I know its less than it was.
Here is a link to Farmers Markets in Scotland
Great article on the Fife Diet or eating locally.
Today I have to write a card of condolence. A family friend’s husband got diagnosed with cancer a month ago. And it all came quickly. Extra sadness as our friend only found this lovely man late in life. He was a ghillie on the Tweed. Good and kind.
A reminder if you sign up for the newsletter you can get one of the 100 cards I’ve got printed at Christmas which arrived to late. If you sign up I’ll send you an ‘analogue blog post’.
I started visiting Dunbar this year regularly as alongside three other photographers we’ve been placing Solargraphs around the town. The first batch are back, printed and displayed at the Bleaching Centre until July 10th. We’ve got a site here for the TimePlaceLight project.
This Solargraph spent 6 months on Lesley May Millar’s window looking towards the sea.
Just a wee reminder leave a comment here for a chance to win some of my new postcards of Dunbar.
I’ve finally got my etsy shop opened! I’m doing a Giveaway of a set of cards just leave a comment below.
Will do the draw on Friday evening. Done ! Iain Morrison is the winner!
Ambling through the back streets of Dunbar I came across this striking door. I have a penhant for down at heel peeling doors (I made a photo series entitled The Melancholic Doors of Edinburgh). A local resident told me it was the semi derilect Assembly Rooms of the town. Its sadly on the Buildings at Risk Register.
David is an awardwinning pastry chef who worked at Chez Panisse then moved to Paris. His blog is a lovely mix of foodiness, recipies and living in Paris. I particularly enjoyed this video about visiting a Paris food market.
One of the things I want to do is to connect with people non digitally. Last year I ordered cards for holiday greetings – my printer appeared with them in February so I decided to send out all the cards to strangers. This is a chance to get an ‘Analogue Blog Post’. Sign up at the newsletter link on the left and I’ll sit down over the weekend and write to you.
During the recent trip to Cambridge we went to a meal at Midsomer House to celebrate my dad’s birthday. I was tickled pink to go somewhere named after one of my favourite TV series and the food was awesome. Extraordinary I mean I never would have thought to make a candy cane like for a stick of rock and fill it with beetroot and goats cheese…. 4 hours later we left after the 7 course tasting menu – our taste buds stunned. We got there early so had time to wander across the common and enjoy the boats on the Cam. This is when I took this picture at ‘magic hour’. Yesterday I had a similar moment in Dunbar sitting on a bit of the ruined battery looking out over the sea, the Cormorants on a rock and a boat making its way back to harbour. It was such an extraordinarily beautiful moment like Midsomer Common in the evening. I thought about a family friend who has been struck by a viriulent form cancer. And I thought about how glad I’ve been about the moments I’ve wasted taking photographs and sitting looking at the sea.
If you are around in Dunbar in the next few weeks do go and see this exhibtion I’ve been helping to organise. We have just put up the solargraphs in Dunbar’s spanking new library at the Bleaching Centre. More info here about this unusual process - we’ve left the pinhole cameras around Dunbar for the past 6 months – slowly tracing the path of the sun.