Category Archives: Scotland

Endangered Landscapes – Earthscapes, Skyscapes; Wildscapes, Mindscapes…

Endangered Landscapes – Earthscapes, Skyscapes; Wildscapes, Mindscapes… As an artist and conservationist, living in Zimbabwe, Africa, but having traveled much of the world, my passion is looking at details of the landscape around me, trees; flowers; weather patterns; wildlife; domestic … Continue reading

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Atholl Brose- nectar of oats and whisky, sweetened with honey-A Scottish drink enjoyed all over the world , and especially at New Year

Atholl Brose–another New Year tradition which I enjoy,  this is truly a  Scottish brew….one I will create for New Years Eve at Chilo Gorge Lodge I soak oatmeal in water overnight and squeeze out the delicious milky extract…then local yummy honey goes … Continue reading

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Black-Eyed Peas With Ham Hock and Collards Recipe -Southern United States New Year tradition

To balance the Scottish Tradition of Atholl Brose that I am honouring in the previous blog,  here is a tasty New Year tradition in the United States- Black-Eyed Peas- a ‘Good Luck” tradition, and one I can fully vouch for, having spent a … Continue reading

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Hogmanay and elephants! Scottish roots of Auld Lang Syne and tradition reach worldwide- I have joined the World Wide Ceilidh –

Such fun, wonderful festive season feasts, elephants galore, rain  and happy guests…. this is the early morning view downriver from Room 5 at Chilo Gorge – a lone bull elephant crossing the Save River through gentle rain, in front of Mahenye … Continue reading

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Waterfalls and Sunrises, Giant snails and rain at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Gonarezhou, in Zimbabwe….

The fabulous wet season at Chilo Gorge Safari Lodge, Gonarezhou, in Zimbabwe…. What a season…we have not seen the vast floods that have engulfed parts of Britain recently, but in our African context, we have had fabulous rains, enough to … Continue reading

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After the Tusk Trust Talk, Cullen Skink with Mussels

Yum, immersed deep in the Scottish countryside, I make one of my favorite dishes…Cullen Skink….but I digress…     More than 500 guests listen to Clive, at the American Express Conservation Lecture 2013, a stunning event hosted by the Royal Geographic society… … Continue reading

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