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    Events,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    A to Z Blogging Challenge: D is for Dark Nights and Fairy Lights

    The first week of the A to Z Blogging Challenge is now almost up. After today, there will be two more posts and then a break for a standard review post. I have to say, I’m really enjoying writing about the things I daydream about and hopefully you are all enjoying reading them. If not, don’t worry. Normal service will resume on 1st May. Today, you get D for Dark Nights and Fairy Lights. Yes, you guessed it. It’s a Christmas blog post, but I already used C for Cyprus, so I had to be more specific and list what I love about Christmas. Dark nights and fairy lights conjure…

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    Travel,  Wish List

    Christmas Market Wishes

    Now that autumn is on its way, my thoughts have turned to Christmas shopping. I love a good Christmas market! One of the things I love most about Christmas shopping is visiting the Christmas markets that pop up in city centres.  Nothing makes me feel more festive than the smell of mulled cider wafting out from pubs that look like garden sheds and the sound of various European accents as people barter with the stall-holders to save a few pence on a tree decoration or something else that was pretty cheap before the bargaining even began. I tend to stick to local markets.  Usually my husband and I have a…

  • Books,  Writing

    Leger's Gift by Lacey Dearie

    It’s release day for my latest book. I had originally wanted this one to be ready in time for Christmas but as I was writing the story it became clear that it was going to be more like a Hogmanay story than a Christmas one, partly because it wasn’t ready when I wanted it to be and partly because it was written in that awkward week between Christmas and Hogmanay when everyone’s confused and nobody knows what day it is. Here’s the blurb: The festive season should be a time for generosity and goodwill, but in Glasgow, Leger finds that is not the case. His human companion’s attempt to raise…

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    Personal,  Travel

    The Pubic Triangle – A Blog About Our Edinburgh Trip

    Once upon a time, my husband and I used to celebrate our anniversary with a trip somewhere we always fancied, but couldn’t be arsed going to for a whole week.  Like Krakow.  Or Belfast.  Then came 2007 – the year it all went wrong.  I changed jobs, had a breakdown, took exams, moved house, we split up twice and got back together twice, and by the end of all that, we were thoroughly exhausted.  We lost our travelling mojo and never really got it back, preferring the occasional package holiday to Cyprus and Portugal to city breaks off the beaten track. We still don’t have our travelling mojo back, but…