Confidence in the form of a dress (Non-Fiction)

This piece is part of a creative challenge, embarked upon with talented friends. Each month, a word is set as a theme to inspire a piece of art in their chosen artistic field. I have chosen to write 800-1000 words, fiction or non-fiction. This is Februarys submission with the word: DRESS Valentine’s day in my world has always been special. When I was young and … Continue reading Confidence in the form of a dress (Non-Fiction)

Clack On (Fiction)

This piece is part of a creative challenge, embarked upon with talented friends. Each month, a word is set as a theme to inspire a piece of art in their chosen artistic field. I have chosen to write 800-1000 words, fiction or non-fiction. This is Januarys submission with the word: MEASURE The wind whipped at the barren landscape with fierce aggression, pushing the anoraked figure … Continue reading Clack On (Fiction)

Mum wants to order in….

Article submitted on-spec for a magazine about Food on the theme “Rituals”, but was not published. The nights we order in from the local Chinese have always been full of chaos, but at the same time, ceremonial. The format has not changed since we were children. We kids have all grown up and moved out, but the family gets together on occasion, and the process … Continue reading Mum wants to order in….

Scotland’s Slice of the Mediterranean

As part of my Freelance Journalism and Travel Writing course, I’m frequently tasked with writing assignments. I’ll be sharing these on my blog as it would be a shame for these not to be shared! πŸ™‚ The sandy beach stretched out for half a mile in each direction as the waves crashed against the rocky shore. The crystal blue sea shimmered in the glaring sun, … Continue reading Scotland’s Slice of the Mediterranean

How a Solo Hike Can Help You Clear Your Mental Cobwebs

Lockdown has been tough on us all. Whether you’ve been cooped up in a small city flat or had the garden to relax in during our collective 18-month ordeal, we’ve all felt stuck at some point. So with lockdown easing, and the jabs being distributed amongst the public, how do we get back to ‘normal’? Personally, I’ve been hiking on my own for the past … Continue reading How a Solo Hike Can Help You Clear Your Mental Cobwebs

Iceland Ring Road Trip

Winding through beautiful roads, whale watching in Shaky Bay, getting stuck in the snow and swimming in hail storms. Just a few things we got up to our once in a lifetime trip to Iceland. During September 2020, I travelled to this incredible country with my partner and spent three weeks exploring The Land of Fire and Ice. Twelve of those days, we spent in … Continue reading Iceland Ring Road Trip