Confessions of a Book Deserter: Getting back with books after a long hiatus.

I can pinpoint the exact moment I fell in love with reading. It was during playtime in Primary Four and, to my secret joy, the whole class was indoors because of the rain. I brought out the library book I’d … Continue reading

A Playlist for Writers: Music that Motivates And Inspires Me

As a writer, there are few things more precious or exhilarating than a flash of inspiration that comes to you out of nowhere. If you’re lucky they may even come to you so consistently that you end up on the … Continue reading

Happy Easter/Ishtar/Oestre: Thoughts on Easter, religion and Humanism.

Hi everyone, hope you’ve had a great Easter weekend. In between eating chocolate for breakfast and Googling the early signs of diabetes, I decided to make my first blog post a reflection on my experience of Christianity and to explore … Continue reading

A Scot’s Lament fur her American Fellows (Oan their election of a tangerine gabshite walloper).

America, aw whit ye dain?! How could ye choose a clueless wain Ti lead yir country? Who wid trust A man sae vile?! A racist, sexist eedjit Wi a shite hairstyle? Yet lo, ye votit (michty me!) Ti hawn’ this … Continue reading

Tae A Selfie (A “broad Scots” poem inspired by the work of Robert Burns).

(Oan takin’ a hunner fur Facebook an’ postin’ when pished). Oh my Goad, am feelin’ great; Aff tae the dance flair tae gyrate. Oor kitchen’s lookin’ like a sea Of glam an’ glitter. A hawd oan tae ma bevvy ticht … Continue reading