A photograph of a glass teacup and saucer appearing to float against a dark background with blue and red light painting creating shapes in and around it.

Photography: The direction of time

Adventures in light painting, because if you have a camera and a laser pen, you kind of have to. Right?

Back on Instagram: It feels dirty and wrong but i like it

Back on Instagram: It feels dirty and wrong but I like it

I think we can all agree that I'm basically social media trash for doing this, but I started using Instagram again. I enjoy it and there's no deeper meaning than that. It's actually OK to do things just because you enjoy them.

Scheduling with a flexible time blocking system

Scheduling with a flexible time blocking system

Time for some time management chat! It's been a while since I wrote anything here about planning and productivity. I've just started using a new scheduling system so I thought it might be fun to share it with you.

Fireworks at East Lothian Council's firework display in Musselburgh on 5th November 2018.

Photography: Fireworks

Photos from East Lothian Council's firework display in Musselburgh on 5th November 2018.

Orange and purple sky at sunrise with silhouetted trees and power lines.

Photography: Sunrise

I woke up early and was blessed with this view from the bedroom window. I was so happy to be able to capture those stunning colours exactly as they were. Nature is amazing.

Pale green leaves against a background of dark green leaves.

Photography: Green on green

I took my camera out into the garden with the intention of taking pictures of the contrast between the deciduous hedge turning orange and the evergreen hedge staying green, but I ended up falling in love with this unexpected bit of contrast between pale and dark green shades.

Minutiae and ephemera (plus bonus Photo Booth silliness!)

Not really (or at least not intentionally) artistic but still vaguely interesting pictures of things that found their way in front of my eyes. And strange twisty versions of my face, just because.

Study update, amazing things to watch and the best blanket ever

Study update, amazing things to watch and the best blanket ever

Forensic psychology love, Netflix awesomeness (yes, I will over-analyse TV shows until the end of time) and the snuggliest of all snuggly things.

A silver tabby cat sleeping with its tongue poking out of its mouth.

Photography: Tasty dreams

Continuing my casual photography theme of little moments of beauty in everyday life, this is what today gave me.

A selection of very short (dark) stories

A selection of very short (dark) stories

Having recently discovered the #vss365 (very short stories every day) tag on Twitter, I've been enjoying a daily nudge from my muse, with each day's prompt inspiring me to write something new that has nothing to do with the book I'm working on. A lot of my recent #vss365 Tweets have been seasonally dark so I thought it would be fun to share a selection of them here. Enjoy!