Abbotsford spoon

I can’t compete with Private Eye “Me and My Spoon” but I have to record that I spotted a perfect miniature Abbotsford House on a spoon at my local coffee shop,¬†Filament, (they do have a diverse spoon collection as well as faultless coffee). Abbotsford was of course the home of author Sir Walter Scott, who practically defined the novel form, and whose house lies just around the corner from our very own Dingleton boiler house.

The Modern House

Delighted to see theboilerhouseproject.com on the Journal page of themodernhouse.net in the “What We’re Seeing” section.

Wild raspberries at Dingleton, Melrose

Wild raspberry harvest from today’s site visit. I glimpsed a lamppost adjacent to the Boilerhouse site, it chimes with the audio book of “The Magician’s Nephew” by CS Lewis we had just been listening to!

Original Boilerhouse plans

I’ve just come across the original plans for Peter Womersley’s Boilerhouse at Dingleton, Melrose. Copies were obtained by Gordon Duffy of Studio DuB architects at the point where he started work on the Listed Builidng consent and Planning Consent. These would have been hand-drawn in the early 1970s at Womersley’s beautiful office, just over the river Tweed from the Boilerhouse, in his expanded office at Gattonside.