About Me

10 Things About Me

  1. I was born in India, where I lived until I was 18 years old.
  2. I am named after one of King Arthur's knights of the Round Table.
  3. I was educated in an Indian school run by a community of nuns from Wantage, UK.
  4. Although I have spent just 5 years of my life in Scotland (only 3 of them consecutively) I still feel most at home in Edinburgh.
  5. I have  made the sea voyage from India to the UK through the Suez Canal and round the Cape of Good Hope.
  6. I spent a year teaching spoken English in a school in Albertville, France.
  7. I play the piano but have always wanted to play the cello.
  8. I love singing choral music.
  9. I have passed my driving test but have never owned a car.
  10. When I retire I would like to walk the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.


  1. Well hello there, I hopped over to your blog after your funny comment on mine about hormones! it's nice to meet you, and I look forward to reading your blog!

  2. Welcome Claire. Having spent most of my life as a self-imposed exile I am strangely drawn to all things Scottish. I particularly enjoyed your post 'for the love of language' which reminded me of expressions my mother used when I was a child. I fear I may not have passed on as much as I received but when my elder daughter chose to head back home to Glasgow to study I felt I must have done enough. My younger daughter hopes to head even further southwest to Cornwall, but that's another story!
    Tatty bye for the noo!

  3. Hi gai, I really enjoy reading your blog and just wanted to say 'thank you'. I live in Bath and often visit Bristol. Today I had a good walk around Bedminster and Southville, with a stop for a cup of tea at the Tobacca Factory - were you there? If not, maybe it was your double. I wanted to ask but felt too shy (not really like me but still).

  4. Welcome Deborah. I'm afraid it wasn't me at the Tobacco Factory as I was at work all day. But I hope you enjoyed your walk around BS3. I equally love visiting Bath. Which reminds me that I need to check the dates for the Christmas Market, one of our yearly traditions.

  5. I think the market must be about to start. When I was in town yesterday all the kiosks were in place and being stocked. I hope you enjoy your visit. If you're here in the daytime Chapel Arts Cafe is a lovely place to have a coffee or lunch. Enjoy!