Barcelona – travel with kids

Barcelona – travel with kids

I've always tried to be authentic in writing about travel with babies and travel with kids.

The Emerald Bookshelf – pop-up at The Falkirk Storytelling Festival

The Emerald Bookshelf – pop-up at The Falkirk Storytelling Festival

The Emerald Bookshelf – guest curated by Ailie Walace, showcasing The Rooftop Writers Anthology, Suzanne Egerton, Max Scratchman, Carol Allan, Ailie Wallace, Waymaking – a new anthology of Women's adventure writing and more.

The Naive Face Painter

The Naive Face Painter

From that first moment of intuitive inspiration an artist hopes to build something.

Dear Damsels

Dear Damsels

a story I wrote that happens to include journeying with a baby has been published today over on Dear Damsels .

Goodreads reviews – November

The Chicken Soup Murder by Maria Donovan My rating: 5 of 5 stars The first thing to say about this book is that it is a page turner. I read it in about three sittings over three days. I got captivated early on, not just by the mystery, but also the characters. Maria Donovan brings [...]

A writer’s guide to reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

A writer’s guide to reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

What can a close reading of Never Let Me Go, by Nobel Prize in literature winner Kazuo Ishiguro teach you as a writer?

How to Act like a Traveller at Home

How to Act like a Traveller at Home

True travel addicts share how they keep the travel vibe alive on home turf.

Easter – remembering and looking forward

For me Easter will always be a special holiday. It is a holiday which smells, not like chocolate, but like boat fuel mixed with salt water. It feels like crisp mornings which will turn into sunny days. For most of my life Easter was spent camping in Mallacoota. A seaside town on the very edge [...]