Blog surrender – you have been warned!

Okay, so you know how this blog was originally set up to link in with my DarkIsle books (hence the name!) and over the last few years I've barely mentioned the aforementioned books? Well, that's going to change a little bit...okay Aldiss, I'll tell them...Aldiss wants me to tell you it's going to change a … Continue reading Blog surrender – you have been warned!

Birthdays, lunches, reading, making…but no tinsel

I am not doing it. Not yet. No sir. There will be no baubles, tinsel or elves on this blog this week. They might appear next week, but this week is strictly Christmas free. It's not that I am being bah humbug about this, but I like to leave Christmas decorating until nearer the big … Continue reading Birthdays, lunches, reading, making…but no tinsel

Scary! Oh and some nice pics of textures

So I've gone and done it...I've signed up to take part in a mini triathlon and am feeling scared. I think the distances are doable and it's not til next year (September in Stirling) so I have plenty of time to train, but it's still a bit terrifying! Am sure I'll be fine. I've already … Continue reading Scary! Oh and some nice pics of textures

It’s been a bit of a mad week

Sorry I'm a bit late with this post. Hubby is back in hospital and we've been running up and down to visit every day. So, as you can guess, my blog's not been on my mind. However, it's Sunday morning, the wind is howling outside, the rain is lashing and I have a bit of … Continue reading It’s been a bit of a mad week

Scribbling in books and a panini in Edinburgh

Today I spent my time happily scribbling in books and enjoying the sunshine in Edinburgh. I wasn't out to deface literature, merely signing copies of DarkIsle and DarkIsle: Resurrection at Waterstone's in Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow (my favourite shop), Edinburgh and East Kilbride. Thanks to Keith Charters - my publisher and fellow author - for putting … Continue reading Scribbling in books and a panini in Edinburgh

There’s a big parcel sitting on my table I’m itching to open…

...but it's not mine! The girl turns six today and my lovely friends George and Raymond have sent her up a parcel wrapped in brown paper. She will love this for two reasons: 1) she's like me and loves getting things through the post¬†¬† 2) it's another present for her. Unfortunately my oven is on … Continue reading There’s a big parcel sitting on my table I’m itching to open…