Book Blog, Event Review, Review

Local Art Exhibition: Chris Morrison and Ruth Adcock #Scottish #Review

Stilton and gingerbread, Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau, Run DMC and Aerosmith, entangled photons.... All bizarre and unexpected combinations that for some inexplicable reason work.  I have another to add; life drawings and seascapes. I'll be honest, I wasn't sure what to expect when the invitation to local exhibition 'Sea Life' appeared in my inbox… Continue reading Local Art Exhibition: Chris Morrison and Ruth Adcock #Scottish #Review

Book Blog, Event Review, Murder & Mayhem Stirling

Murder & Mayhem #Stirling #CrimeFictionEvent #Review

I have been trying to attend a Murder & Mayhem event for many months now, but with life getting in the way I've never managed, until now! Last night I was so excited to be to attending the event in Stirling. It was lovely catching up with my friends with an early supper before the event.… Continue reading Murder & Mayhem #Stirling #CrimeFictionEvent #Review

Book Blog, Chasing Time Writing Retreat, Event Review

Chasing Time Writing Retreats @ChasingTimeScot Day #2 #Review #Writing #Retreats #Scotland

Day 2 Chasing Time Writing Retreats - Stop The Clock Arbroath, Scotland I awoke in my fancy princess bed well rested and ready for the new day of adventure at the writing retreat. Everyone gathered for a beautiful breakfast. You can choose to have a full English and they also have a vegetarian option. The first… Continue reading Chasing Time Writing Retreats @ChasingTimeScot Day #2 #Review #Writing #Retreats #Scotland

Bloody Scotland, Book Blog, Event Review

Blood Scotland 2017 ~ LBG’s Day 1 ~ #Review @BloodyScotland

My Bloody Scotland 2017 adventure started on platform 13 at Waverly Station, Edinburgh. Bumping into author Helen MacKinven was a real treat, although Helen was heading home I still got to spend some time chatting on the train. We were also joined by the wonderful Alison Baillie Taylor, who I thought I had passed whilst… Continue reading Blood Scotland 2017 ~ LBG’s Day 1 ~ #Review @BloodyScotland

Book Blog, Edinburgh Event, Event Review, The Brunton Theatre, Theatre

Great Expectations @Quantum_Theatre @TheBrunton @N_T_S #Review

On a sunny evening in Inveresk Lodge Gardens, Musselburgh, the audience was settling into their fold down seats and munching on their well thought out picnics.  We were all there to see the Quantum Theatre's outdoor performance of Great Expectations. The whole production is performed by a cast of four very talented actors. Hannah Allen, Will Gillham,… Continue reading Great Expectations @Quantum_Theatre @TheBrunton @N_T_S #Review

Book Blog, Event Review, The Brunton Theatre, Theatre

The Glen Miller Era @NickRossOrch @sammerrickmusic @TheBrunton #EdFringe Venue 191

Saturday night at The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh, The Nick Ross Orchestra with Sam Merrick entertained us with songs from The Glen Miller Era. From toe tapping and hip shaking upbeat tunes to heart swelling memorable ballads. The evening had extra sparkle with the welcomed addition of the dulcet tones of Sam Merrick . The Nick… Continue reading The Glen Miller Era @NickRossOrch @sammerrickmusic @TheBrunton #EdFringe Venue 191

Author, Book Blog, Edinburgh Event, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Event Review

The Heart’s Invisible Furies @john_boyne @DoubledayUK @edbookfest #EventReview

Day 2 at the Edinburgh International Book Festival 2017, the highlight of the day for me was the John Boyne event, chaired by Janet Ellis. Held in the Spiegeltent the event was sold out and I felt incredibly blessed to be attending. Joanne Baird from Portobello Book Blog was the first person to introduce me… Continue reading The Heart’s Invisible Furies @john_boyne @DoubledayUK @edbookfest #EventReview

Author, Book Blog, Edinburgh Event, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Event Review

Paula Hawkins @Edbookfest #IntoTheWater @randallwrites #Review

Paula Hawkins was at the festival to talk about her new book Into The Water. Lee Randall was chairing the event which I was extremely excited about as I love Ms Randalls interviewing style, with her passion and knowledge for all things bookish Ms Randall really get's to the core and heart of the story… Continue reading Paula Hawkins @Edbookfest #IntoTheWater @randallwrites #Review

Author, Book Blog, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Event Review

Reading The City @Edbookfest @RonButlinMakar @oldnorthroad @fivekingdoms #Review

READING THE CITY ~ BOSCO THEATRE ~ 12/08/2017 Kick starting my  Edinburgh Book Festival 2017 was an amazing event with James Loxley, Ron Butlin and Vivian French.  The event focused on the influence the New Town has had on Authors and Poets. A fully packed Bosco Theatre and I were entranced as James Loxley told… Continue reading Reading The City @Edbookfest @RonButlinMakar @oldnorthroad @fivekingdoms #Review