Artist Victoria Crowe is exhibiting at The Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh until Christmas Eve. Click here to watch a 5 minute film shot to accompany the exhibition, and here for a look through her sketchbook.
If YouTube had existed in the 1920s, this film would surely have been on it. A group of chaps and gels enjoy winter sports in St. Moritz in 1927, and note the tweed plus fours, etc.!
Root and branch:
I've been decorating the Christmas tree and listening to radio programmes such as The Secret Power of Trees and Woods and Trees - Iceland and the Scottish Islands (which, incidentally, features Sarah Moss, author of the excellent novel Night Waking and Names for the Sea, an account of her family's year in Iceland), and now I've found some more tree programmes to divert me when I should be doing Christmas prep. In The Meaning of Trees, Professor Fiona Stafford "explores the symbolism, importance, topicality and surprises about different trees, as well as our ambiguous relationship with them." Episode 1, on the yew, is available for just a few more hours.