• Wallace & Gromit Musical Marvels Tour
    Ad/Gifted,  Events

    Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels Tour 2019 Preview

    AD/GIFTED – This post is an advertisement for Carrot Productions and the Wallace and Gromit Musical Marvels Tour 2019. I have been promised tickets to one of the shows in exchange for writing about the tour and promoting it on my blog and social channels. All opinions are my own and anecdotes in this post are based on my real experience. I have not received any monetary compensation for this campaign. Wallace and Gromit have been a favourite of mine since I was a teenager. I remember when I was around 14 or 15 years old, I had the Wallace and Gromit game for Windows 95 based on The Wrong…

  • christmas blog fairy lights
    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…

  • a to z blogging challenge
    Events,  The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019

    The A to Z Blogging Challenge 2019 – Theme Reveal

    I first participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge back in 2014. I had seen other bloggers posting about it the previous year and it seemed like fun, but of course, by the time I had learned about the challenge, it was too late for me to participate. So, in 2014 I got really organised and had 26 posts ready to roll before April even began and I blogged about the A to Z of Lingerie. Last year, I tried to participate again but there was too much going on for me to focus. I didn’t have 26 posts ready and prepared before the challenge started and I was…

  • ways to celebrate the spring equinox
    Events,  Lifestyle

    Cool Ways To Celebrate The Spring Equinox

    Over the last few years, I’ve become increasingly interested in nature and in particular, in the seasons. Perhaps it’s because I now have a different pace of life as a writer and don’t constantly look at a calendar the way I did when I was working in administrative jobs. When you’re in admin you type the date every time you type a letter so are constantly aware of what time of year it is. Now, I look for signs like snowdrops appearing and the changes in daylight to signal when seasons are changing. Let’s face it, you can’t rely on the temperature, can you? Especially not in Scotland. So, today’s…

  • hasbro play-doh jawsome sharks sea life centre
    Events,  Parenting

    Review: Jawsome Sharks at Sea Life Loch Lomond

    Last week was our half-term break here in East Ayrshire. I was faced with the problem that all parents encounter during school holidays. What was I going to do to entertain my very bored seven-year-old son? Well, for the first half of the holidays he was ill so it wasn’t an issue but by the end of the week cabin fever was setting in for both of us. Hasbro had invited me to visit the Sea Life Centre at Loch Lomond Shores because they’re running an event called Jawsome Sharks. It came at just the right time! I received a complimentary visit for me and my family to enable me…