Thursday, 22 April 2021

Ravenscraig socks, Flutterby pattern

These are the socks I've been knitting when my son was in Ravenscraig psychiatric Ward, Whyteman's Brae, Kirkcaldy, now on toe shaping 2nd sock. When I wear them I will remember what it was like in there, for my son and I, both.  


Sunday, 14 March 2021

Mothering Sunday photos just now, at home

Mum & Dad with me as a baby
office wall
living room
Granny Patterson/Doig retirement gift from Perth PO
Mum's picture on left; St John's Cupar from Moathill on right

Saturday, 6 March 2021


 Around my living room, in the Springfield council house we moved into on Easter Monday 1998.  Photos taken recently. The cross-stitch pictures made by me in the 1990's until about 2002 when I was into this craft prolifically.  The painted ceramics by my grandchildren when they were young.   

I made many other cross-stitch pictures gifted to friends and family.

rabbit one of a pair, my Granny Patterson's [Doig]

son Daniel's Chess trophy

made by son Daniel

Black Watch badge; photo of me taken by my Dad c1963

was my Mother's

London trips 2015-2017 photo albums - visits to speak out on mental health matters ...

 Here are Flickr photo albums from trips to London for mental health events and visits between 2015 and 2017, including to the Carers UK conference at Canary Wharf [I'd campaigned to raise Scottish travel expenses from £100 to £260], a book launch at St George's [I'd co-written a chapter], a visit to Middlesex University for a Coproduction conference and to Drayton Park Women's Crisis House [when preparing for a PhD researching Safe Houses for Psychosis which didn't transpire].

I didn't get paid to speak although I did get expenses for travel and accommodation on some of the trips, from Carers UK and the Minorities Group.

London 25-27 November 2015


London 4-5 July 2016


London 17-19 July 2016


London by scooter 7 November 2016


London Kyoto Garden 9 November 2016


London Mudchute Farm, Isle of Dogs 10 November 2016


London 6-8 March 2017 MH Nursing book launch St George's


London Chelsea FC Stamford Bridge 7 March 2017