- A Kinrowan Estate story: Beef Pot Pie
- What’s New for the 5th of April: Amano dark chocolate bars, Terry Gilliam’s Fisher King, Béla Bartók, Ellen Kushner on Steeleye Span, Danish String Quartet Live and Other Matters
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Bad Wolf
- What’s New for the 29th of March: the first real Celtic Rock album, a Celtic history, Holy Molé chocolate, Ray Bradbury poetry, Silly Wizard live and Other Neat Stuff
- A Kinrowan Estate story: The Library Card Catalogue
- What’s New for the 22nd of March: A Folkmanis Mouse with Cheese, Wim Wenders’ Once, Gilliam’s The Adventures of Baron Munchausen, Live music from Skerryvore, Hot Chocolate, A Parcel of Steeleye Span and Other Matters
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Absinthe
- What’s New for the 15th of March: It’s Almost Spring!
- A Kinrowan Estate story: The Raggedy Man
- What’s New for the 8th of March: A Book About Writing, a Film from the Rom, Chocolate and Peanut Butter, Music by Moby, Fables, a Short Story, and there’s always more. . .
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Kitchen Tales
- What’s New for the 1st of March: Bacon and Tea Considered, John Fogerty Live, An SF Play and Other Interesting Things
- What’s New for the 23rd of February: A Collaboration between Steeleye Span and Terry Pratchett, Two of the Best-loved Fantasy Movies of the 1980s, Eight Classic SF Novels of the 1960s, Ritter Chocolates, Jazz Drumming, A Choice Zelazny, Live Nightnoise and Other Lively Matters
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Spring is Coming. Eventually.
- What’s New for the 16th of February: On Breakfast, Judy Collins Live, Cats, Tolkien in Person, Champagne, Music from Just About Everywhere, and much more
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Pub Rules
- What’s New for the 9th of February: Horslips live, Bourbon, Definitive Earthsea, Traveling the Pacific, Robin Hood, and more
- A Kinrowan Estate story: A Ghostly Librarian
- What’s New for the 2nd of February: Johnny Clegg’s Final Album, More Fables Considered, Live Steeleye Span, Some Things Whovian, An Unusually Flavoured KitKat and Other Matters
- A Kinrowan Estate story: Enter The Sandman
Monthly Archives: January 2016
What’s New for the 31st of January: A Philip Glass chamber opera, the Two Fat Ladies, The Faeries’ Oracle, Irish drinking songs, live music from Mari Boine Persen, feline centric fiction and much more
Never try to outstubborn a cat.– Lazarus Long in Robert A. Heinlein’s Time Enough for Love, also found in The Notebooks of Lazarus Long The felines here are a story all by themselves. That’s Ysbaddaden (‘King of all Giants’ from the … Continue reading
Kinrowan Hall’s a vast sprawling going back far longer than one would suspect and it’s been added unto more often than perhaps was for the better. What that means that we who are staff here each have private space that’s unique. … Continue reading
What’s New for the 24th of January: del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, Yugoslav folk music, Richard and Linda Thompson doing trad Irish music, Cape Breton music, a wee hedgehog puppet, Finnan hadddie, more chocolate, Armenian folk music, fantasy noir and a lot more!
Whatever happened next, good or bad, it would be wonderful finding out. — Mathew Swift, the Midnight Mayor, in Kate Griffin’s A Madness of Angels Ahhhh, plump pork sausages sizzling in their own fat, eggs any way you like them, palacsinta … Continue reading
There are certain winter foods that I look forward to every year and which the Kinrowan kitchen serves just often enough that hardly anyone wearies of them. One such food is finnan haddie. It’s a traditional Scottish fish dish made … Continue reading
What’s New for the 17th of January: railroad diner food, Josepha Sherman on her fav tune, a Horslips biography, Grateful Dawg music, music from the Old Blind dogs and much, much more!
There were two sisters came walkin’ down the stream Oh the wind and rain The one behind pushed the other one in Cryin’ oh the dreadful wind and rain ‘The Wind and The Rain’ by Red Clay Rambers There’s nothing … Continue reading
The Coyotes was what they called themselves. They’d sent me a packet with the usual glowing look at themselves, a live CD, and, still fairly unusual, a DVD of the band performing. That’s when I noticed that they were an … Continue reading
What’s New for the 10th of January : Skating and other Winter pleasures, a favoured local bookstore, comfort foods, tequila, the joy of knitting, a noir graphic novel, pickled shark, Japanese superheroes, an Appalachian Mountain mystery series and a lot more
I thought I knew what cold was, before cold stripped me bare of thought, then blinded me and froze my heart. I could not feel such cold and live; cold forced me into something other, something not quite human, who … Continue reading
One of the great pleasures of winter at this Scottish estate is ice skating and other ice-related activities. That’s all done on the Mill Pond, made possible by the restoration of the mill dam for generating low head hydro power … Continue reading
What’s New for the 3rd of January: Music from the Chieftains and the Bothy Band, German chocolate redux, a guide to mysteries and much more
She looks like the wizened old crone in that painting Jilly did for Geordie when he got into this kick of learning fiddle tunes with the word ‘hag’ in the title: ‘the Hag in the Kiln,’ ‘Old Hag You Have … Continue reading