A Winter Getaway, Christmas Trees and a LOT of Podcasts – Little Loves

November has well and truly left the building, but I really didn’t want to miss out on this year’s final Little Loves. I have a few things I’d like to share before 2018 sneaks off and leaves us, and besides, what’s a day (or 6 for that matter 😉 ) between friends? November was a…

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Islander, A Shopping Trip, Parkrun and Autumn Everything – September’s Little Loves

It seems like forever since I shared my last little loves update on here. September was such a busy month, with lots of Autumnal adventure, and also plenty going on at home. I’ve been beavering away on the second draft of my novel and trying to stick to my weekday target of 500 words daily. Over…

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Faking Friends, Pretty in Pink, A Writing Milestone and Trying to Play the Piano #LittleLoves

Last week was a quieter week here in the WOTSR household, and after the hectic nature of the previous week we were all ready to take a little break. I spent less time writing on my blog and more on writing my book and the play I’ve been working on for my Tuesday evening writer’s group. I’m…

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Thirteen Reasons Why, Mushroom Risotto and a Gift to Treasure – #LittleLoves

Welcome to another Little Loves roundup and hello February! I know we all joke about January being the longest month ever, but I have to say, I think so far, 2018 is flying in. One minute it’s Monday and the next it’s Friday (always a good thing!) I’m always excited to discover what another new week will have…

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A Winter Getaway, Apple Crumble and Snow Days #LittleLoves

I love writing these weekly Little Loves posts – they really help me to focus on how special the little things in life truly are. Keeping track of all the things that make me happy and reminding me that the small things in life really are the big things – life’s simple pleasures 🙂  I…

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The Hidden Life of Trees, More Sick Days and Goodbye to Mad Men #LittleLoves

How can it be that it’s Tuesday again already? The last week has passed in a fog of sick bugs and days off school. My eldest caught my youngest’s vomiting bug and then they kindly shared it with your’s truly. On the positive side, they were able to make their own breakfast and tidy up…

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Reading, Watching Listening to Lately – August 2017

Summer may be coming to an end here in the Scottish Highlands, but earlier sunsets and dark evenings do have a few upsides, and the excuse to curl up with a book, movie or a box set have to be pretty much at the top of my Autumn-ready list. I’ve had a fantastic run of books and entertainment over…

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Reading, Watching, Listening to Lately – July 2017

I can hardly believe that it’s been a month since my last reading, watching and listening to post, or that our school holidays here in the North of Scotland are already half way through! We’ve had a lovely holidays so far, it’s been wonderful having my two favourite boys at home and I’m trying to make…

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Reading, Watching, Listening to Lately – June 2017

We’re inching ever closer to the school holidays here in the north of Scotland, and I for one can’t wait for the possibility of a few extra minutes with a cup of tea and a book each morning before we think about getting ready for the day. Despite the rushed mornings June hasn’t been a…

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Finding the Time to Write

It’s ironic that I find myself giving advice on finding time for writing, when I spend most of my time complaining that I never have enough time to write. Like all mums I’m busy (I’ve yet to meet a parent who isn’t), and trying to fit creative pursuits around school runs, dog walks, kids clubs and…

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