As some of you may know I have been, what certain people call, a research gypsy for a number of years now. My latest research project in Peru is coming to a close for the time being and the decision has been made, for various reasons, both personal and research related, to go back “home”. They say that “home is where the heart is” and my heart has always been and always will be in Scotland. You can take the girl out of Scotland but you can’t take Scotland out of the girl – yep, that is very true. I am in the process of both finding a place to live, which has now come to fruition, she says with a big smile on her face, and the possibility of a wee part time job that will fit in with my upcoming projects. (I am available as an online research assistant if anyone has some work in that arena) I have three projects in the pipeline at the moment, so that should keep me busy. I plan to commence my travel blog just after the New Year which I hope you will follow. Peru to Scotland should be fun, tiring, but fun. The plan is to both photograph and film the journey and to catalogue the process of organising the three new projects and anything else that comes along on the journey!!
Trebha Cooper and I, with the assistance of Jeff Nisbet, are planning a documentary on the connections between Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland and Rennes le Chateau in France. Trebha is my expert on Rennes as you will see from his videos and radio shows and Jeff is my expert on Rosslyn Chapel. Trebha lives in Rennes, France and I obviously will be living in Scotland – We may be able to coordinate filming between the two countries, but it would be fabulous to “get together” on this joint project, so we will be looking for a small amount of funding nearer to the time. Nothing grand, just enough to pay for flights and cheap and cheerful accommodation in each country. Two weeks in Scotland and two weeks in Rennes. Jeff is in the states and although he normally travels to Scotland once a year, 2015 is a busy year for him and so we will be working remotely with Jeff as we film. We are hoping that the Rogue Researcher will be able to join us on this project!! (Fingers and toes crossed)
JEFF NISBET : http://www.mythomorph.com/
TREBHA COOPER : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oi0D41ecJUw
The Two Annes do Glasgow is the brainchild of Anne Tittensor and Anne Ward. The two Annes were born in Glasgow, attended the same schools and were childhood playmates. Having recently re-connected, we have discovered that we have the same interests in hiking and exploring. So what better way to utilise our interests than to team together and do something we both love in our hometown of Glasgow. Starting in March of 2015, we will be organising Glasgow Walks at the weekends. Everything from hidden archaeological sites to ghost spotting on the Glasgow Underground!! – Check out our Face Book Page for more information : https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Two-Annes-Do-Glasgow/1545721109003262
To book a place on our Glasgow Walks, please email The Two Annes at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Contact Me Option here on the Blog Site
Leonardo’s Lost Cave is a project that Steve Meads has initiated. This project will involve Steve, myself, Trebha and anyone with knowledge/equipment that wants to tag along for the adventure!! – The funding for this one may be a bit higher as we require some specialist equipment! – however, anyone out there that has “stuff” we could maybe borrow, would be more than welcome to come along as part of the team, This would obviously cut down on the overall expensive of this project. Trebha is in France, I will be in Scotland and Steve is in England, so not a huge amount of travel involved, but all three of us need to be in France for this project – we cannot do this remotely – here is the link to the project : http://chauvetdreams.co.uk/the-hunt-for-leonardos-cave/
On top of all this, my research partner, The Rogue Researcher will be setting up his own projects back in his home state of Colorado. Both he and I have hiked and studied the Garden of the Gods in Colorado and the park will be one of his first projects. Whilst visiting Colorado, I spoke, via email, to the Geology Department Head at the Colorado College and he invited us both to discuss our findings. The Rogue Researcher will be picking up this baton on his return to the USA. Meanwhile, anyone wishing to accompany The Rogue Researcher on one of his, now famous, day hikes through the Garden, please book early this year as last year was pretty full. To book a place on a day hike, please visit The Rogue Researcher’s new Blog Site and use the Contact Me Option on the menu : http://therogueresearcher.wordpress.com/ or email him at email@example.com (Please head your email “Garden of the Gods Day Hike”)
So please join me on my latest journey from Peru to Scotland….