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A Travelling Fairground and Nostalgic Thoughts

A Travelling Fairground and Nostalgic Thoughts

I’m sitting here listening to the faint din of the travelling fairground that’s recently arrived in my town. It comes every year, in mid-September, and takes over the same park.   I grew up in the house exactly opposite the park so the sound of music banging, […]

August Round-Up: Working The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

August Round-Up: Working The Edinburgh Festival Fringe

For the whole month of August I was working in one of the venues at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. I won’t tell you which one as I work for them full time – we are one of the unusual venues if that helps you narrow […]

What If I Never Want To Settle?

What If I Never Want To Settle?

I’m restless. I feel trapped when I stay in a place for too long, or when I get stuck in a routine. I have an overwhelming need to flee and explore. I never used to be like this. School-aged me always had a plan- degree, […]

Life Lately and Summer Travel Plans

Life Lately and Summer Travel Plans

It’s currently early afternoon on a sunny Sunday and I’m still in bed. I feel like I’m definitely living my best life. I’ve always had a love/hate relationship with Sundays. When I was at school I used to hate them because the whole day would […]

Going Back To The Beginning

Going Back To The Beginning

I’ve always said that the moment I fell in love with writing was the moment I learned how to hold a pen. Whilst that may be a slight exaggeration, I struggle to remember a time when I didn’t write. Fiction mainly, but no style has […]

Dear Diary: Urgh

Dear Diary: Urgh

Urgh. Urgh, Urgh, Urgh. I think that accurately sums up my last couple of weeks. If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed that I’ve tweeted a couple of times about work which means that I got the job I interviewed for a […]

Dear Diary: I Think I’m Getting My Life Back On Track

Dear Diary: I Think I’m Getting My Life Back On Track

‘Even the smallest actions are steps in the right direction.’ I guess you could say I haven’t exactly been having the time of my life in these last few months. I don’t want to get into too many details- especially as I’ve been mentioning some […]