Things I like best

warm skin
peaty baths in the north
laughing so hard it hurts
dancing
reading in bed
swimming in rivers, lochs & sea
1920s/30s Czech book covers
hot cross buns, toasted & dripping with butter
Edinburgh in the autumn at sunset
friends’ voices, in a room together
red wine, whisky
controlled fires
rosehips

Music
Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
My friends Hidden Orchestra
My brother’s friend Aaron Wright
My brother’s band Last of The Privateers
Martha Tilston
Broken Records
William Douglas & The Wheel
My sexiest friend Donna Maciocia
RM Hubbert

Places
Edinburgh
Belgrade
Berlin
the Trossachs
Bosnia, especially Sutjeska
the Scottish Poetry Library
the Hebrides
Barcelona
Also a glen in Sutherland I went to once as a teenager. I don’t know what it was called. There was a broad river winding through it; hillsides speckled with herds of wild deer & washed with cloud-shadow.

Books
The Silver Darlings
Darkness At Noon
War And Peace
Lanark
The Encyclopedia of the Dead
Wide Sargasso Sea
Black Lamb & Grey Falcon

Artists
Louise Bourgeois
Joan Miro
Samuel Peploe
Douglas Gordon
Lex McFadyen
Alison Watt

Blogs
Visual Culture Blog