Monthly Archives: November 2014

Book Week Scotland

It’s Book Week Scotland this week and across the country there are lots of events and fun things to get involved with in celebration of books. Pictured above are love letters by Little Owl and I, which we have sent … Continue reading

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Danny, the Champion of the World

The hills that form the southern boundary to Edinburgh are called the Pentlands. On Friday they appeared purple and glamorous, wearing a peplum of rolling fog. Travelling in that direction to visit a friend, and eventually gaining enough height to … Continue reading

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#StopTalkListen

Last week I was in Perth at the Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution Youth Event entitled Stop Talk Listen. My job was to document the event in sketches and to help facilitate group activities, the output of which would be … Continue reading

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Cake and Pie

I haven’t done a recipe for a while, have I? These are two tasty ones we have tried recently. The fact that they are both from supermarket magazines sums up a lot about our lives at the moment – menu … Continue reading

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A bright moment of calm

As a mum and freelancer the inside of my head most often resembles a tumbling, teeming ant hill; to-do lists and piles of dirty laundry marching to and fro as far as the eye can see. A new baby and … Continue reading

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Remembering

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Christmas Cards

Little Owl was very busy the other morning before school. When I asked her what she was doing she said she was tidying so that Santa didn’t trip over when he came in with her presents. I didn’t like to … Continue reading

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Bonfire Night

Festivities and special days cluster around this time of year like a group of teenagers on a street corner. Then November stretches out in grey dreariness with nothing to break it up until the countdown to Christmas begins. If it … Continue reading

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