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Charles Harris
‘The Bathers Asniėres’ by Georges-Pierre Seurat

‘The Bathers Asniėres’ by Georges-Pierre Seurat

DEAR READERS, to explain so much confusion that arises from the use of artistic language that misleads today I am providing an excerpt from ‘Trust Your Eye’ which I hope helps address this fantasy of ...

Christopher Anderson
Who was Joe the Busker?

Who was Joe the Busker?

ONE BLEAK DAY in November 1749, a serious musical crisis occurred, which disrupted the serene and cloistered world of the famous St. Stephen's Cathedral Choir and Music School of Vienna. Two of the pupils, Joe and ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Advocaat

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Advocaat

Making your own Advocaat

I HAVE BEEN making my own Advocaat at Christmas for as long as I can remember and the family always love it. It can be sipped neat or ...

Jackie Anderson
Sex Gods or sex pests?

Sex Gods or sex pests?

MICHAEL FALLON’s resignation was a bit of a “knee jerk “reaction I thought. The reason initially given was that he had touched inappropriately the knee of journalist Julia Hartley-Brewers years ago, a story that Julia ...

Christopher Anderson
Lincoln, the greatest American of all?

Lincoln, the greatest American of all?

As the controversy surrounding Donald Trump's presidency continues unabated, old statues are torn down and Republicans (or anyone white) are called racist we look back at Abe Lincoln, who by definition to some must have been a White Supremacist...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Christmas Pud

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Making your own Christmas Pud

Christmas pudding

LIKE MY Christmas cake in last week’s ThinkScotland this is the favourite that I just go back to year on year, it's fail-safe and tastes delicious.

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Jackie Anderson
How NOT to bed your partner

How NOT to bed your partner

THERE IS ALWAYS someone somewhere doing some silly survey that usually benefits no one except the person paid to do it. The latest is from ‘leading life coach’  Olga Levancuka, never heard of her? Me ...

Charles Harris
An enchanting waterfall in the hidden vale

An enchanting waterfall in the hidden vale

DEAR READERS, I thought this time I would describe something of the reality of making real classical art in Scotland. For there are many aspects one needs to consider and none of them are foolish ...

Jackie Anderson
Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake NOW before it's too late!

Jackie Anderson's Christmas recipes: Bake your cake NOW before it's too late!

LOOKING FOR SOMETHING to do this week? Why not make your own Christmas cake? After this weekend you will not have long enough to feed it!

This is the cake I have made ...

Jackie Anderson
Dust spots!

Dust spots!

THE GOOD Housekeeping Institute has this week published “nine easy-to-miss cleaning spots in the home“, really? I look around my home and can quite easily pick out nine or more not-so-easy-to-miss spots that need cleaning. ...

Christopher Anderson
Thank Gord! It’s Strachan

Thank Gord! It’s Strachan

In the week that the SFA begins deliberations on who should replace Gordon Strachan as Scottish football team manager we give you this blast from the past by Chris Anderson, written in January 2013…

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Charles Harris
Art education must change

Art education must change

As regular readers will know – I have written often about the great difficulty that traditional artists like myself face trying to deliver what the public asks for – art that, whilst challenging and thought ...