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Books / Federation of Writers Scotland / Scotland / Tyne and Esk writers group

The Federation of Writers (Scotland)Book Launch

Last Saturday I was again at the annual launch of The Federation of Writers (Scotland) ( 2018 anthology, Spindrift. Once again this book is full of poems and short stories from writers from all over Scotland. My piece was written from a prompt given by Catherine Simpson, the Tyne and Esk Writers writer in residence 2017-2018. … Continue reading

Belly dancing / Istanbul / The Belly Dancer / Turkey / Turkish Mafia / World travel

The Belly Dancer:Kindle countdown

From September 29 for 7 days: travel to magical Istanbul for just 99p in the company of Fatima, the beautiful belly dancer. What is the connection between Fatima, Gemma a young English teacher and the Turkish Mafia? What happens when Fatima meets her long lost twin Fulya? How does Can, the Mafia boss’s handsome son … Continue reading

Cramond / Cramond Island / Cramond Kirk / Edinburgh / Scotland / Silverknowes / Travel for the disabled

Edinburgh’s seaside: Silverknowes and Cramond

Recently I took a handicab to Silverknowes Esplanade where I met my friend Lindsay, who had come from her home near Leith with her wheelchair and  Batec bike attachment (see blog: Back to the Botanics). We had planned to have a warming coffee in the relatively new Boardwalk Beach Club,, but there wasn’t an accessible toilet … Continue reading