The Waiting Game

As you may have gathered, we are in a holding pattern. We filed the paperwork for Bean and I to move to America back in October. It’s six months later and we haven’t heard anything. Whenever we do, it will only be for the government to authorise medical exams, interviews and Phase II of this … Continue reading

Receiving Notes from Mythical Women IX: Selkies

Originally posted on Morning, and Other Stories.:
Today’s Note from a Mythical Woman comes from under the sea from the Selkies, and is sent in by Sara Grady. Sara lives in Scotland, where she writes the brilliant blog Que Sera, Sara? You can buy a book with one of her short stories in it (go…

Travel Tuesdays: Pitigliano, Tuscany

Travel Tuesdays : where I can look back fondly at wonderful places, people and journeys while we prepare for the exciting adventure ahead… Sometimes I open my eyes and realise just quite how lucky I am. It’s like fireworks in my brain. And I’m not just talking the miracle of Life. Or the fact that … Continue reading

Poetry Season

In America and Canada it is National Poetry Month. And in that lovely, internet-erly world of camaraderie and social campaigning, it is also National Poetry Writing Month, or NaPoWriMo to the nerds among you (e.g., me). Some members of my family are taking the expedition to heart, and it’s filled my world with lots of … Continue reading

Travel Tuesday: Chicago

Travel Tuesdays : where I can look back fondly at wonderful places, people and journeys while we prepare for the exciting adventure ahead… Chicago, like most urban centres, can be carved up into smaller pieces: neighbourhoods, districts, regions, each defined by some homogeneity be it geographical, cultural, or  historical. In some ways the city can … Continue reading

Lost in the graveyard

I will look fondly back at many things about Edinburgh; but I am certain I will miss her graveyards something fierce. There is something old and worldly about the cemeteries here. They are often ragged, with more stones lying down than standing erect. They crumble and fade in a way that’s romantic and sad; like … Continue reading

Travel Tuesday: Lausanne

Travel Tuesdays: where I can look fondly at wonderful places, people and journeys while we prepare for the exciting adventure ahead… It’s April! It’s post-equinox! The clocks have gone back! It should be, according to Hallmark cards and sitcoms, a time for flowers and bunnies and chocolate. NOT, I think, snow and more snow and … Continue reading

Monday Cinco!

A brief list today: 1. I did eat bugs at the weekend, as foretold: buffalo worm pate (or smooshed up caterpillar to be technical). It looked like tapenade and was mild, savoury and a bit moreish on crostini. I like being at the crest of an exciting, paradigm-shifting wave. I also do stupid things for … Continue reading

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