Monthly Archives: August 2015

#Monday Blogs: Camera Lucida Photo Challenge: Week 8 Divergent

I’m having a shot at taking part in Julia’s Camera Lucida photo challenge this Monday. Do check out Julia’s blog it is wonderfully dressed in a most brilliant, sumptuous Red! Here’s the link to My Red Page if you’d like to join in Julia’s Weekly Photography … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Festival: My Last Day and A Glimpse Of Princess Street Gardens

The final talk that I attended at the Book Festival was on Sunday 23rd of August, The Poems of Iain Banks, with Ken Macleod, a Scottish Science Fiction Writer, and lifelong friend of Iain Banks. The event was chaired by Stuart Kelly. It … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Festival: The Kelpies Sculptures

Aren’t these stunning? These miniature statues are currently a feature of Edinburgh’s West End for the duration of the Edinburgh International Festival. The real Kelpies are one of the largest standing equine sculptures in the world, standing 30 metres high, … Continue reading

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Photography: The Cutty Sark London

I just found this in my draft folder, seem to have forgotten to post this, the powers of my memory are obviously declining. So here goes….. I took this photograph of the Cutty Sark the evening we picked up my … Continue reading

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Writer’s Quote Wednesday: Edinburgh First UNESCO City of Literature

I’m a bit late for Writer’s Quote Wednesday this week as I’ve been away in Edinburgh and trying to catch up on everything now that I’m home, but I suppose it’s better to be late than never! Anyway if you’d … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Festival: Photographs of My Art Gallery Visit

A fantastic motto to live your life by, Martin Creed’s message: Everything Is Going To Be Alright. Keep positive folks…. Yes, Everything is alright, my mum is doing really well after her operation, I’m so pleased, and relieved. She’s such … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival #edinbookfest Sarah Crossan and Abbie Rushton

Thrilled to have the opportunity to attend another talk at The Edinburgh Book Festival, this time it’s Finding The Way with authors Sarah Crossan  and Abbie Rushton,  chaired by Philippa Cochrane, head of Reader Development, Scottish Book Trust. Philippa began the talk by introducing the … Continue reading

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How to transfer WordPress blogposts to Goodreads Author blog

Originally posted on Impractical Dreamer:
Goodreads is every published Author’s sacred space. Reviews, events, videos – and your Goodreads Author blog all condensed under one roof. However, tedious formatting is a major hurdle in composing a Goodreads blog post. Get…

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Edinburgh Book Festival #edbookfest : Cat Clarke, and Kat Ellis

  Being an aspiring children’s and YA author I was thrilled to have the opportunity to attend the Edinburgh Book Festival talk The Disappeared by Cat Clarke and Kat Ellis on Tuesday 18th of August, as you can see I even … Continue reading

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Edinburgh Book Festival #edbookfest Stuart Evers and Dorthe Nors

Photo:  Stuart Evers and Dorthe Nors by Chris Close. This is a cropped image which I took at the festival of Chris Close’s wonderfully creative photos of authors participating in the Book Festival. http://www.chrisclose.com/ On Sunday 16th August I had my first … Continue reading

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