Mission: A Bond of Two Halves

When you think of mission, the likelihood is you picture people travelling, even if only down the road, in order to reach people who might need help in a number of ways. When travel has become easier than ever before a lot of the ideas wrapped up with mission are about the developing world, building…

New Year & Resolutions For 2014

This is the time of year that the internet fills with resolutions, challenges, advice, and leftovers from the feasts enjoyed previously. Although I don’t want to bore you all silly I thought I would think over, and write about, the lessons from 2013 and my hopes for 2014.

A Few Things I Love About Pregnancy

So you know I am pregnant, and you know that in general I believe pregnancy to be an annoying, frustrating, and full of pain and suffering. However, in the name of balance, not putting all women of having children, and keeping everyone up to date I thought I’d write down some of the amazing, fascinating…

Are We Getting Old? Couple In The Cotswolds

You know every now and again you’ll have those moments when you realise just how much time has passed since certain points in your life? For example, reaching the end of high school, or graduating, or when you first have to pay an electric bill by yourself. These moments seem to be the moments when…

Life Goals; A Revelation

I have thought a lot recently about what is important to me and attempted to figure out what I really want to achieve in my life. I have hopefully taken a small step towards one by jumping into Ceilidh & Cwtch – my attempt at making my art a source of income. This is scary…

Opening Night for The World Over at Edinburgh Fringe!

I was very excited to be informed that I had two tickets waiting for me at the Northbridge box office for The World Over. Partly because just going to an opening night is amazing! A little because my own artwork would be hanging as a backdrop. A smidgen.. who I am kidding… a whopping huge amount,…

UK TV Recommendation: Hairy Dieters

If there is one thing that I’ve struggled with all my life it’s my weight. The Lord knows there have been 101 tv programs over the years that have proclaimed there miracle cure for being overweight, told me I can cook myself thin, wear the right clothes to cover it up, or should go to…

A Warm Embrace: Coming Back to The Bell Tree, Broughty Ferry

Arriving back in Dundee and requiring food with bare cupboards gave us one primary idea: to head back to a place we loved. Bear & I had discovered this particular eatery on a whim when wanting something nice for lunch. It became a keen favourite for a number of reasons. I decided that I would…

Job-Seeking: Trying to find a specific needle in a pile of needles.

Recently I read an article which described an American Masters-degree holding jobseeker who, in order to grasp what his competition looked like, put a fake job listing on craigslist. Within 24 hours he had received over 600 applications. The people he was expecting for his run of the mill job were graduates, high schoolers, etc….