Saturday Summer Holiday

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of the Island It’s been a looooooooong week and my summer holiday vibe is a very distant memory. After a barrage of work drama I was feeling pretty damn shattered as the weekend approached. As…

Oh What A Beautiful Morning(s)!

The Confession… On Friday night we had, well, let’s call it a ‘late one’. There was a time in my life when that would have made no dent in my Saturday. However, sadly, that time is gone. It is buried alongside my size 10 jeans, my ability to sleep anywhere at anytime and the wrinkle-free…

Weekend Wandering

Some people love planning their life. Mostly, I really don’t. OK, I’ll admit I love planning holidays: cosying up on the couch with my laptop and two or three weeks of a clean slate waiting to be filled with pure adventure. I throw myself into researching the destination; finding out about quirky restaurants and bars and…

Autumn

As a kid, I loved the seasons: the long, light nights of the summer; the freshness of dewy, spring mornings; the crackle and crunch of autumn leaves and the icy sparkle of winter. We’d collect leaves in the autumn and make Halloween books with poems and stories and onomatopoeia and tinfoil ghosts. We’d pick brambles and…

“Some of us are looking at the stars.”

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars – Oscar Wilde   There’s no getting away from the fact that Glasgow has a reputation. In fact it has many reputations: an amazing music scene, vicious football rivalry, friendly citizens, hey, even knife crime! It is often (incorrectly) credited…

No Such Thing As Dreich Weather…

Welcome! After years of general debauchery (including a period of around two years where I essentially only ever ‘cooked by phone’) I embarked upon a vague attempt to get off my couch, get a smidgen more active and maybe, at a stretch, get fit. And, over the years, I started to learn some stuff. I…