Day Fourteen (Rain, Rain, Go Away)

CLEARLY the answer to getting soaked in a Glasgow downpour is a good cup of coffee and John Green’s Turtles All The Way Down. I’m not totally enamoured with it yet, but I have a feeling it’ll grow on me the more I read it. It’s not The Fault In Our Stars or Will Grayson,…

Day Thirteen (Poetry is Mean)

DAY thirteen calls for a little poetry. I’m trying to work more on shorter pieces right now instead of longer prose because I tend to obsess over longer stanzas and the sounds and the rhymes, which is great of course, but it can come across as a little too forced at times. So shorter poetry…

Day Twelve (Round and Round)

I WROTE a poem about the subway the other day. How it goes round and round and round. A never ending circle. And yet people always end up somewhere different from where they started. Life is a little like that, I think. Talking in roundabouts about roundabouts, it’s #newbooksaturday ! (Not a real hashtag I…

Day Eleven (I need coffee)

I’VE got that Friday Feeling today! It’s gonna be a long day today. Run to a meeting run from meeting to night shift on till early morning. Busy busy busy. Sometimes it feels like all people do is rush about. I know my rushing about makes me feel like I’ve missed on things I should…

Day Ten (almost the weekend)

NOT long until the weekend. Can’t wait to let the week wash over me like this rain washed over Glasgow. Heading over to Edinburgh tomorrow which is exciting! Been a while since I’ve been there so it’ll be a great wee adventure. But tonight Love Island is the main priority this evening. That and gin….

Day Nine (Everything is fine)

THE thing I love about books is the way they bring people together. Now don’t think I’m getting all mushy on you, but you can’t deny how amazing it is to see a community come together the way readers come together. When I was younger, I turned to books a lot. I relied on them,…

Day Eight (I Need A Break…)

IT’S been a really stressful day today. Downsides to being a journalist are the days when there is a flood of sad stories. It can really get you down in the dumps. But obviously the answer to writing about sad things all day is to read Agatha Christie. My friend recommended Murder On The Orient…

Day Seven (all good girls go to heaven…maybe)

DAY seven and already it’s lining up to be the perfect day. I’ve got a little bit of reading (and re-reading) done this morning. Charles Bukowski is still very much the flavour of the month, despite my spell into The Hygge Holiday…and I am actually pleasantly surprised. Maybe I should start taking my partner’s book…

Day Six (The River Styx)

THE weather has taken a turn in Glasgow and it’s raining. Boo! A glum day calls for a sad book, and a sad album. I’m totally obsessed with Anaïs Mitchell’s Hadestown. It’s based on the myth of Eurydice and Orpheus, and being the Greek Mythology lover I am, I’ve had it on repeat for a…

Day Five (I’m still alive…)

PRIDE HAS ARRIVED IN GLASGOW AND IT’S GLORIOUS! An explosion of colour and love has hit the streets, people are waving their flags and it makes me proud. Proud to be lgbt and proud to be a Glaswegian. But I think the most important thing about Pride is how it reminds everyone that love never…