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 .

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.

How To Feed Your Soul

Have you already lost that New Year glow? That warm fuzzy feeling that this year things will go OK, things will be accomplished. You will be calm, intelligent and accomplished? I reached a proper low around the middle of January. The bottom out involved words like: stomach bug, medical fasting, colonoscopy*, husband projectile vomiting, two [...]

Counting down to Christmas

A week or so to go: Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming... and I've done very little. Edinburgh is bloated with pre-Christmas activities. I think perhaps the intention is to distract us from the gloomy weather setting in – so the locals feel cold and are indoctrinated to think 'ah Christmas is [...]

Cover Art

Cover Art

So much of my communication with the world these days takes place on a screen. Big screens, small screens, in the case of my phone: a repeatedly smashed, repaired, smashed and dropped in the toilet screen. And I am not complaining; computers and phones help me stay in touch with my family and friends in [...]

You Won’t Remember This- travel with babies -Published

In the underrated film Sex and the City II Carrie announces 'I've been cheating on fashion with furniture.' I have a similar confession to make, I've been cheating on blogging with editing/publishing. Twenty writers from around the world (OK 19, plus me!) have trusted me with their stories of travel with babies, they have waited [...]

Imaginary Mansion

Noun ˈ mansion noun; mansions plural noun   a large, impressive house.. synonyms: stately home , hall , manor , manor house , country house . antonyms: hovel . In May we welcomed baby Finn into our home. With our nuclear family up to four, and our post baby support team swelling the bodies in [...]