Here’s To You, Fall

THERE’S just something about Autumn. I always tell people that winter is the most wonderful time of the year because it’s all about family, and Christmas, and cake, and all things merry and bright (don’t even try to argue – there’s a song to back me up and everything). But as Autumn has crept up…

Pret A Geek x To Bookishly Go

YOU’VE probably heard of Pret A Geek. It’s this totally amazing little Scottish geek shop run in Glasgow by the marvellous Ali Mac. And if you haven’t heard of Pret, then what rock have you been hiding under since 2014? Now Pret A Geek is a very special shop to most, but for me, it’s…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Wisdom

I WAS thinking about the word Wisdom for Day Twelve of the 30-Day Gratitude Challenge – and all I could think about was wise woman. Hardly surprising given that today’s post is all about my mother. Cheesy I know but she is one of the wisest people I know – and I am the woman…

Autumn

YOU walk briskly through the bustling morning streets. Your breath comes in quick short gasps, the cold air burning your lungs and setting them alight like a Christmas tree. The cold air prickles exposed skin, and you sniffle slightly. Autumn has arrived in a fall of burnt leaves and clear, bright mornings, and anticipation coils…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Gift

LET’S talk about gifts baby! Continuing on my 30-Day Gratitude journey, today is all about the gift of giving (and receiving). And I figured it was especially appropriate given that I have just returned from a glorious wee trip in Verona laden with gifts for my loved ones. Well, I say laden, that’s not necessarily…

Building Bridges

There’s a tear in my heart I can’t fix. There’s a hole he made you can’t fill. There’s something broken I can’t mend. There are stitches in my heart, you helped sew them. There’s a bridge over the gaps, you helped build. There’s a plaster over my wounds, that’s healing thanks to you.

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Music (flash fiction)

I’M back! After a nice, well-rested break in Verona, I’m back on this 30-Day Gratitude Challenge and taking stock of the important things in life. Like wine. And pizza. Anyhoo, today’s prompt is music and so I decided to do something a little bit different. I’ve written a wee flash fiction about music and my…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Laughter

IT’S all about laughter today – and the winner has to go to my best mate who told me she had read all the Shakespeare plays including “Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Midsummer Night Murders”. Aye, it’s a popular Shakespeare play that Midsummer Night Murders. 🤦‍♀️ All joking aside, they say laughter is the…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Nature

TODAY’s prompt is nature and all I can think is ‘oh god, it’s so against nature that I’m flying at thousands of feet above the sea and this probably won’t end well’. I’m not a great flyer as you may have guessed. I’m all for the views, the clouds, the arriving in another country part,…

30-Day Gratitude Challenge – Memories

I WAS really struggling with the prompt for memories yesterday. I’m not someone who likes to dwell on the past too much, maybe because I have a few regrets, probably because I like to think I could have done things differently. Hindsight is 20/20, I know. But while the past might be something that’s difficult…

A Single Sock

SHE found it at the back of cupboard buried underneath an old jumper and some old tights with a hole in them. It’s bright pink colour shone brightly underneath grey wool, and she released a sigh as she pried the single sock free from its dark grasp. She’d been looking for this sock for months…