As late November blows it's time to head for far reaching Ullapool for a whirlwind week, once again teaching on the magical Portfolio Course for Bridge House Art. The moment the train chugs north of Edinburgh my heart swells with warmth. It was a week of long train journeys, the warmest hospitality at Old Moss Road courtesy of the wonderful Whites, observing how to cable knit by the fire, ice crisp G&T's & a vat of local mussels, Full Luminous Moon gazing, Talent galore students for 3 full days of book making. A hazy sleeper cabin on the through-the-nigh mystery train from Inverness to Preston to a frosty home.