The ‘You Won’t Remember This’ Conversation

Having a child draws you into all sorts of new communities. Some days our little family: mum, dad and Rafa can be more than enough to handle; on other days gathering others around you is essential. Living on the other side of the world from the friends and family I gathered about me during the… Continue reading The ‘You Won’t Remember This’ Conversation

The New Project

I am looking to collect up travel stories with a twist - travel with babies. Do you think you could be interested in contributing a story, poem, memoir, or travel tale? My concept is still sketchy, but I am ultimately looking to create a book of beautifully written and engaging stories from around the world.… Continue reading The New Project

A growing pile of rainbows – part two

It occurs to me that I posted a whole blog about knitting a toasty pile of squares - to be made up into an even toastier blanket, and yet I have failed to fill the blogasphere in on the fact that I finished the project. It has actually been finished for quite some time and gets dragged from… Continue reading A growing pile of rainbows – part two

Red Paper Packages

The Edinburgh Cooperative of Creative Writers launched our anthology, Edinburgh Shorts on Tuesday night amidst much wine and applause. It was great to gather writers and readers together to mark the occasion and there were some great readings and musings on that tricky question of why we write. Spoon Cafe and a loitering writerLaunching Edinburgh Shortswords and… Continue reading Red Paper Packages

The Flip-side

  The flip-side of dedicating yourself to creative projects, gritting your teeth and getting them into some semblance that can be called 'finished' - is working out how to get them out there. This often takes just as much hard slog as getting the thing to exist in the first place. And it's more depressing.… Continue reading The Flip-side