Animal Adventures

I don't know about you but I've always loved books featuring animals. From my childhood reads of Black Beauty, White Fang, The Call of...

The Land of Fire and Ice

My writers' group recently set us a challenge of writing a travel article for which I was delighted to receive a Commended on the...

Burns Vs. Eminescu

As a Scot married to a Romanian, both cultures are of interest to me, and so I decided to compare the national poets from each country....

Hello from the other side...

That catchy Adele tune was the unexpected theme tune of my family summer holiday in 2017. The reason? My two nieces are Romanian, still...

The fear of hitting Publish

Well after more time than I care to admit, my first novel is finally finished! There will be more info. about the book soon, but for...

Free writing

So, today I'm going to try something new to improve my creativity. Like many people I guess, living through a pandemic, the changes to...

The new normal

I don't know about you, but I am growing to hate the expression used to describe what we are living through. I sincerely hope that we are...

Thistle make you think

Have you ever wondered why a prickly weed is such a well-known emblem of Scotland? Looking through some photos on my phone , I found this...

My unusual Big Day: Part One

I will soon celebrate my 19th wedding anniversary, which is very hard to believe. I've been reliving memories of our special day. In...

Parenting through a pandemic

Never in my life did I expect to write a headline like that, and yet here we are...In Scotland we are still very much in the lockdown...