Morag is the Gaelic rendition of my name Sarah, and my Eyrie is where I perch in my 3rd floor Glasgow tenement flat, making feminist, queer, shamanistic and librarianly observations on the world around me.
Bi Glasgow: Notes on Running a Successful Bi Group A little something I wrote for Bi Community News. How to apply 12-step organisation principles. You may not agree with the 12-step model, but they are a great success as a non-profit community based organisation.
Fighting Section 28 in Scotland Reminiscince and reflection on the Section 28 Campaign in Scotland from a bisexual perspective- written for Bi Community News on the occasion of England and Wales finally repealing that dastardly act.
The Fifth Bisexual Thing: Bisexuality and Sex & the City A long and sadly obsessive piece on the representation of bisexuality in SATC, from a confirmed fan. Includes star ratings for "Attitude to Bisexuality" and "Disappointment Factor" for each episode reviewed. This was never published in Bi Community News- too long and silly I guess.
I know it's a terrible cliche that (a) spinster librarians are obsessed with their cats, and (b) boring bloggers all over the world are always blogging about their boring cats, but I love this photo and the next one so much, I don't care. Look at my boy! Look how adorable he is and look how he clashes with my new pin-striped duvet cover. Damn you John Lewis!
Babs and I made Helen a belated birthday present: some Lamington cakes - this is the last one: in Helen's kitchen on the South Side of Glasgow. Sadly I decided to use the 'portrait' setting on my mobile phone camera and it makes the photo much smaller and poorer quality. So you can't see exactly how Lamington-ish this wonderful Lamington is. A Lamington is a down-under cake (i.e. found in Australia and New Zealand- so Helen and I both grew up with them) - it's a heavy white sponge cake cut in cubes, then rolled in thin black icing so it's completely coated, then rolled in shredded coconut. Yum! We surprised Helen at her gig at the Clutha Vaults and many cakes were eaten by all. I was amazed and thrilled at how authentic these cakes were, baked and iced in Babs' kitchen in the West End of Glasgow.
Sometimes you just see something and if you manage to take a photo quickly enough, you feel really pleased with yourself. Jasmine as umbrella-with-legs the rainy morning after Beltane near Stirling did it for me.
We camped near Stirling for Beltane. Many children came, and two blokes to babysit. Well, three children came, and were most amusing. We decided not to eat them, and to let them live. Here are two of them, the morning after, when it rained.