Month in review: March 2018

Close-up colour photograph of vegan peanut butter cups (one with dairy-free milk chocolate, one with dairy-free white chocolate and one with layered dairy-free milk and white chocolate) on a floral patterned china plate with a dark pink paper napkin, on a floral pattered tray.

I can't believe it's time for another month in review post already. Where did March even go? I've been really enjoying baking this month and it's amazing how many awesome dairy-free recipes there are out there. The picture up there is of the homemade vegan peanut butter cups I talked about in this post. They …

Month in review: February 2018

Month in review: February 2018

My biggest news of the last month has been the release of my novella, Car Thieves. It feels strange to know that it's out there in the world after living in my head and then on my computer for months, but it also feels good to have set it free. If you want to read …

Month in review: January 2018

You might have noticed there was no "month in my bullet journal" post for January. That's because I've moved (back) to fully digital planning. While I love love love bullet journaling because pens and paper and creativity, the purpose of any planning system, for me anyway, is to plan as efficiently as I can. This …

Month in review: December 2017

Month in review: December 2017 title image of lower legs in dark denim jeans, feet in purple and blue trainers, and snow on the ground.

It hit me, shortly after the beginning of the month, that since deciding to channel my time, energy and creativity into writing, I haven't stopped. This isn't a bad thing because I am so in love with writing and I don't remember the last time I felt so sure that I was on the right …

Month in review: November 2017

Month in Review: November 2017

November has been primarily about NaNoWriMo so I'm going to mention that first. What a wild ride! I was super excited when I hit my 50,000 word target and completed the first draft of 22 Cards. I feel like I talked about NaNo pretty much non-stop here and on Twitter, so that's all I'm going …

Country hotel break in the Scottish Borders

Colour photograph of a forest near Peebles in the Scottish Borders

From 31st October until 2nd November, my husband and I escaped the city for a short break in the Scottish Borders. We stayed in the Peebles Hydro hotel, which reminded us both of the hotel in The Shining (the way it looked outside, nothing scary!) and had the stunning view pictured above from the car …

Samhain: My plans for the year ahead

Colour photograph of the moon in a dark cloudy night sky

As a Pagan, Samhain is when I celebrate the beginning of a new year. Although the calendar new year inspires a natural sense of looking back, Samhain is when I look forward. It's when I feel the greatest sense of potential and possibility, when I get excited about things to come. Instead of making resolutions, …

Month in review: October 2017

Gearing up for NaNoWriMo 2017

Last time I did a month in review was July. I'd like to say there were deep and meaningful reasons for waiting until October to do the next one, but there weren't - I just forgot. Now that I'm bullet journalling again, I'm hopefully going to get better at not forgetting things! On the subject …

Month in review: July 2017

Colour photo of strawberry plants in a wooden planter

July has been such a busy month! All through 2017, I've been getting that feeling that time is flying by, passing too quickly. July has been different. It's the last day of the month now and the first day feels like it was forever ago. This month, I had three major missions. The first was …

Anniversary happiness and julehygge

Colour photograph of the Edinburgh skyline viewed from the roof garden of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, Edinburgh

Yesterday, D and I celebrated fourteen years of marriage and fifteen years of being-together-ness. We don't usually get to do much for our anniversary cause this tends to be a really busy month for both of us but this year the planets, stars and schedules aligned, so we were able to spend the day together …