Mornings start early for me with a cup of coffee in the sitooterie at the bottom of my garden, watching the wild life.
Birds and mice out looking for breakfast...frogs returning to the pond after a night out hunting...hedgehogs on their way home to bed...bees, butterflies, snails, spiders...plants blooming and dying.
I endeavour to record some of the amazing life that goes on in this small garden only yards from a main road, in words and sketches in my journals.
I would like to thank the staff at Edinburgh City Library for digitising these journals and adding them to their Capital Collection.
They can be accessed on the home page of the library’s Capital Collections.
Direct links to each journal are laid out below:
Sitooterie Journal Volume 1
Sitooterie Journal Volume 2
Sitooterie Journal Volume 3
Sitooterie Journal Volume 4
Sitooterie Journal Volume 5
The images of my dolls, William Hare and William Burke appear on the cover of the book:
The Fatal Error
A story of the Burke and Hare Murders
By David Pae published in 1860’s
Edited 2014 by Caroline McCracken-Flesher
Published in 2015 by the
Association for Scottish Literary Studies