Love stories!

Valentines Day: Heather legends, Storytelling talks and sessions with adults…a great evening with Amicale I’ve been starting to concentrate on my plant stories again, officially I’m still on maternity leave following the birth of my second lovely bundle of gorgeousness last summer. Spending my days exploring new places with the new baba…being intrigued by trysting…

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Euan and the Elder the launch party…the one with the elderberry cakes!

It was the crimson, scarlet, fire colours of Autumn that underpinned Euan and the Elder form the start, both through its words it has Rowan berries ‘…forged by lightening rouged by blood…’, the story of a man’s search for wood for his pot bellied stove in a native Scottish woodland. A search that sees him find berries…

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Euan and the Elder how the story came to be

It all started with this view….. I was booked to storytell at Glasgow’s lovely Hidden gardens , for Autumn 2011.  I wanted a new story, I wanted inspiration…. Walking back home from dropping the child at school on a driech day, the naked girders of the cranes watching the Clyde, the Kelvin gravid and tidal, trees trembling…

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Solanaceae spotting and twisting tomato lycanthropes

It started weeks ago, before the flowers had blossomed a mere leaf or two haunted the path, the week of the story walk, a whiff of peanut butter, I got closer, drawn in, a plant with intention, pulled me closer, promising powers of seduction and sleep, the child balked…..gagged…..croaked ‘ evil peanut butter…..mummy what IS…

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P SAYS P AND Q SAYS Q….PERUSING PATHWAYS AND QUALITY QUESTIONS.

    …..we’ve been ‘wild learning’ and ‘wild fooding’ of late, the last school were punitive, authoritarian, overtly cowtowing to the kirk under the guise of modernity, mouthed words ill thought out of ‘others’….I prefer to be one of the others, so hearing their words if even the speakers did not we took them at…

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‘GROWING STORIES.

‘GROWING STORIES’ Art, Plants and Storytelling – a workshop that explores the creative process and the role plants play in everyones lives. – a chance for participants to create their own piece: illustrating a story or personal experience. with Amanda Edmiston professional storyteller http://www.botanicafabula.co.uk and Caroline Gausden community arts practitioner and  illustrator 11am til 4pm…

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M says m and N says n…March malarkey and new nests

    March malarkey and nice nests! Its only two and a half months since Glasgow Botanics looked like this,we were storm blown and muffled to within an inch of claustrophobia. The trees had been ravaged by roof lifting winds, the park was empty; even the squirrels had rethought the whole hibernation thing and shifted out…

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