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 …

Silver the kitten: Two and a half months after adoption

Colour photo of a silver tabby kitten outside on a green lawn

At the end of September, I wrote about adopting this tiny ball of fluff. Silver was 8 weeks old then and only weighed 800g! I can't believe how much he's grown. At 10 weeks old, he still looked so kittenish, although he'd started zooming around at such a high speed that the best (or only!) …

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 …

Winter is here. Time for hygge!

Winter is here. Time for hygge!

Winter is here and I'm so excited! Autumn is beautiful but winter is really my favourite. I love the crisp chill in the air, the bare tree branches reaching through the cold and how much fun it is to make everything at home extra cosy. I remember the first time I heard about the concept …

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, …