Share Your Books and Writing with Me!

Share your books with me! And any other writing, such as poems, blogs and excerpts from…

Cairnbulg and Inverallochy: Come Awa In!

Come away in! I took a wee trip to Cairnbulg. And also Inverallochy, as the two…

Byronic Heroes and the Bad Boys of Ballet

I’m still deep in the TENDU manuscript, though the end of this edit approaches and I’ll…

Just a wee description of a castle rooftop today…

Photo taken at Castle Fraser A castle rooftop from my work in progress: The gable of…

Down the Rabbit Hole… to a Book Cover!

At first it doesn’t feel quite real… where is the white rabbit leading? To a book…

A Lighthouse in a Castle and a Love Story

The Lighthouse in a Castle Yes, Fraserburgh boasts its very own lighthouse in a castle! The…

Finding Loudon Wood Stone Circle

Loudon Wood Stone Circle is so deep in the woods that it is almost impossible to…

Crying While Writing: anyone else do this?

Star of Bethlehem in the meadow Crying while writing. Crying while editing. And even crying while…

One Castle, Three Circles, lots of Cows

The One Castle: Drum On our last visit to Drum Castle, the one castle of this post,…

Bennachie: Craggy Peaks, Picts and Standing Stones

Bennachie is a large hill that can be seen for miles in Aberdeenshire. Its craggy peaks…

Timeless Woodland Pictures from the Time of Lockdown

Originally posted 2020. I am lost in writing. I am in the Iron Age. Second draft.…

The Lost City of Lenabo Woods

Originally posted 2020 during lockdown. Just like everyone else at the moment, I am not able…

A Tentative Tiptoe Round Duffus Castle

Duffus Castle looms, majestic and huge against the skyline as you approach. It’s imposing and impressive……

Misty Mornings, Signed Paperbacks and Bookmarks

There have been quite a few misty mornings of late and I’ve been out and about…

Apology for Scotland’s Witchcraft Trials and an Anniversary

sunrise Apology Yesterday, on International Women’s Day, the Scottish Government issued a formal apology for Scotland’s…

New Book: Sisters at the Edge of the World

Aesthetic for the book Work on the new book is forging ahead nicely. The aim is…

Walking the Witchy Ways of Aberdeen

Gallus Quines I ran through St Nicholas Kirkyard, and down and round Correction Wynd, an old…

Beach Sunrises and Thoughts on Publishing

Tiger Hill, Fraserburgh Beach sunrises I’ve been lucky to catch a few beautiful ones lately. And…

The Rocking Stones of Auchmaliddie

The Rocking Stones of Auchmaliddie are situated near the village of New Deer in Aberdeenshire and…

A Winter Wonderland, Stones and a Monster

A beautiful winter wonderland. Sparkling. Fresh. Perfect. And then there’s the monster. Me. Again. Yes, I…

an t-Eilean Dubh (The Black Isle)

The Black Isle is a peninsula near Inverness in The Highlands of Scotland. The towns and…

Things I Stole From Castles

That’s the earthen floor of the medieval great hall at Drum Castle. I love it. So…

Writerly Roundup: interview, reviews, group

A rather distracting cobbled street in Aberdeen. It features here and here. I get easily distracted…

Duff House Mausoleum in Autumnal Aberdeenshire

I wandered through the woods to the 18th century Duff House Mausoleum. It’s about a mile…

Deer Abbey and the Man Trap!

Copper beech at Deer Abbey Deer Abbey in Aberdeenshire is a beautiful sprawling ruin. It’s a…