GONE GLAMPING…

Hello reading friends! Those who know me well, know how much I am inspired by travel, but events of 2020 have made foreign jaunts impossible and over the summer I was content to enjoy long walks close to home. But by September, my mojo was flat-lining and I yearned for a change and to tryContinue reading “GONE GLAMPING…”

RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… SEPTEMBER 2020

Hello reading friends! Autumn is a beautiful season here in Scotland with mellow misty mornings and golden fields neatly harvested. And though I adore getting out and about enjoying nature in all its glory, as the temperature drops and nights lengthen it is also the perfect time to cuddle up with a great read. TodayContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… SEPTEMBER 2020”

SHOW MAGAZINES SOME LOVE…💗

Hello Reading Friends! I have a confession to make – it’s not only books I love, but magazines too. So it was a fantastic surprise when this month’s copy of Writers’ Forum plopped on my doormat. Why? Not just because it was the first writing magazine I subscribed to, full of practical advice and inspirationalContinue reading “SHOW MAGAZINES SOME LOVE…💗”

RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… AUGUST 2020

Hello reading friends! One look at my August reads and you may be forgiven for assuming I’m obsessed with Tom Hanks. And perhaps I am – just a bit. I’ve loved his movies for years and found his warm, gravelly voice perfect for the narration of Ann Patchett’s, The Dutch House. Naturally, the next stepContinue reading “RAE’S READING ROUND-UP FOR… AUGUST 2020”

HAVING FUN WITH SUMMER HAIKU

Hello lovely readers! As someone who enjoys learning, one of the pleasures of writing is that there are so many styles to try. I have always been rather in awe of poets, and if I’m honest, was nervous of having a go. But during lockdown, I pulled on my big girl pants and faced myContinue reading “HAVING FUN WITH SUMMER HAIKU”