About

“my books are always about living in places, not just rushing through them… the important determinant of any culture is after all – the spirit of place”. -Lawrence Durrell

Spiritofplace.com emerged in 1998 and is our online postcard to friends and family – and curious co-workers. Past milestones include Fraser’s birth in June 2008, Duncan’s arrival in June 2006, our move to Aberdeen in 2005, and our wedding in 2002. We love friendly pubs, coffee, weekend bike rides, exploring the countryside, and camping.

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June 2009, hiking in Birse Forest

trish
I love early 20th century literature, homemade quilts, wood stoves, camping, and the concept of being happy with what we have. My engagement ring was a road bike. I’ve a PhD in one of the physical sciences and get to make numerical models of natural systems for a living – I love my job because it’s all about problem solving and not about bureaucracy. My inspiration is my Gram because she was tough and kept good secrets.

cory
Cory’s lived in two countries, four provinces and numerous cities and works as a mechanical engineer on weekdays and spends his weekends biking and fixing bikes up in the garage. His true passion is his road bike sons.

duncan
Duncan loves riding his bike, lego, and climbing mountains. He likes reading books, playing outside, and going to Beavers. His current passion is Star Wars.

fraser
Fraser’s favourite things include biking, lego, playing games, and baking. He loves playing spies and wants to be a daddy when he grows up.

2 Bitter Lemons

  1. Joanne Cameron says:

    Just popping over from MN to leave my email.
    I was looking at your photos, the Castle Fraser playground is my daughters fav! we lived there for a month until our house was ready and she thought it was have very own garden.

  2. Keith and Rochelle says:

    Since you say no one ever posts anything I figured we’d break the trend. Canada is watching!

  3. Keith and Rochelle says:

    Since you say no one ever posts anything I figured we’d break the trend. Canada is watching!

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