Yes, that's me looking somewhat bedraggled after taking the dogs out for a walk this morning at our local park. Boy was it windy and a bit wet. As I write this, the wind and rain are rattling against the windows. It's really cold outside and I am glad I am inside in the warmth. … Continue reading Somewhat windswept and interesting, plus book news
Hi! How are you all? Hope you've had a great week. Mine has been extremely busy which has left me really tired this week and feeling under the weather. However, I did get a lot done. Announcing my next book!!! My next book is called Everything She Wants (the book with the working … Continue reading Wham! A New Book, A Discovery of Witches and a Night Next Door
Hello, hello. How are you? What have you been doing this week Hope all is well with you all. I had a pretty busy week last week, but it's been great. Okay, so, here's a quick rundown of what we've been up to: I continued editing my second edit of Dusting Down Alcudia. I … Continue reading Mamma Mia! There’s lots about dogs in this blog post
What is it with older men on trains? They always seem to fall asleep. I travelled home by train all week this week and on Tuesday and Wednesday, I sat across from older men. Both times they've been fast asleep. Obviously my conversation is not as scintillating as I thought! Not that I'm bothered. I usually spend … Continue reading Worrying about feet and why Jenny Lawson’s books are so good
Well the lovely autumn weather has disappeared today as the rain (with heart-lifting spells of bright sunshine) hits the west coast hard. It was literally teeming down about five minutes ago. Winter is coming right enough! So how's things with you? Hope you are well. My week has be super busy at work and super … Continue reading Rain…sigh!
Mabel Lucie Atwell Had to put in a wee bit of Ms Atwell because her illustrations were another part of my childhood. I just loved her rosy cheeked children and lovely images of fairies and children's book characters. So how are you all? Sorry I've been missing in action for the past two weeks...it's … Continue reading Favourite illustrators part 2
Edward Ardizzone is one of my art heroes.
We escaped from the madhouse this weekend by taking a two night stayover at Crieff Hydro in Perthshire. We've been before - I've spoken about it before in this blog - but we've always taken the kids. This time round, however, hubby and I decided to leave the kids with their grandparents and go ourselves. … Continue reading Escaping to Perthshire and enjoying the peace
Oh the Northern Lights have been making an appearance across Scotland yesterday and today. I missed yesterday, but me and the girl were out looking for them tonight. We didn't see them, but we did get a fantastic view of the starry night. It was amazing. It's a clear night, so you can see hundreds … Continue reading Starry, starry night and do Guinea Pigs sleep with their eyes closed?
What is that big ball of fire in the sky? Oh yes, it's the sun! Nearly didn't recognise it as haven't seen it in a while!! Also, there's news about the third DarkIsle book!