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new posts.. after some time

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I have been re-evaluating how I use my blogs, and have been neglecting this which used to be my main blog.  I also have a PhD blog and a wellness blog.. I am signed up to Bloglovin’ to find others (you can also follow me on Bloglovin’

Advent calendar of archive images

I have set myself a challenge to find lots of lovely open archive images this month, the ones which are freely useable for personal blogs and public domain.  The reason for this is that I love to explore archives, and it’s always nice to do a topical blog post or two, in this case (similar to the unconventional advent calender I did last year) I aim to post (and remix) images which I find online in archives such as Europeana and the British Library Flickr sites throughout december.

Archives are to be treasured, a great research tool in which one can easily while away hours.. start looking and you never know what you might find!

eyes looking!

eyes looking for treasures

Mozfest Makes- fox runs the world!

Today I learned how to make an animated gif, using Europeana public domain images in a great #mozfest workshop … my inspiration for this is obviously that Firefox rules the world 😉

I have never made an animated gif from scratch before, yet this makes it easy.  Would you like to make your own?

Here are the sourcefiles:


Enjoy playing!

Nextbike goes East- a day out on the Innertube

I am guest blogging for the Nextbike Glasgow unofficial Facebook fan site this month, keeping a blog of my Nextbike travels. Here was today’s adventure.

30 days of biking and more

This month I am guest blogging for the Nextbike unofficial Facebook page, as a big fan of the bikes I thought it would be fun to respond to a request for a Nextbike diary blog so for the month of September I am writing about my adventures.

Today (September 1st) I had a meeting in Edinburgh, and I thought I would take the WeegieWheels for a wee trip to the East. There is normally plenty space on the Scotrail Edinburgh Glasgow trains for bikes during non peak times, so getting the bike to have a little holiday for the day was easy. Picking up my bike at Queen Street station I headed in to buy my ticket and ponder the best route to the platform. I forgot there are wide gates for bikes and buggies! On Scotrail Glasgow- Edinburgh trains there are special areas for storing bikes, marked on the…

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Fun at the festival of museums

This weekend it has been the Festival of Museums throughout Scotland (and Museums at Night throughout the UK). We had a great time yesterday (May 17th) on an architectural art bus tour organised by the Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, and hosted by Dress for the Weather architects. There is currently an exhibition at GOMA by Nathan Coley, using the architectural form of places of worship in Edinburgh to form a dramatic model landscape, our tour was inspired by this and we visited two religious buildings in the South Side of Glasgow (Glasgow Gurdwara and Govan Old).

I have included a taster of some of the sketches and models in the video, but I am looking forward to seeing them all on display in GOMA together.

What does creativity sound like?

I like to work with music when I am typing.. recently I have been listening to Spotify playlists.  This afternoon I am putting the finishing touches to a proposal which I hope is successful.  I like this playlist called ‘creativity boost’, it has a nice mixture of uplifting, happy and hoppy songs, with some artists which I had not heard until today. What would you put on your playlist?  What does Creativity sound like to you?