February 18, 2019

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My next-door-but-one neighbour, Mrs Craddock, handed in half a dozen eggs, which she’d picked up at Gorgie Farm. It got me thinking, that I hadn’t visited the city farm in years – and it would be a good nod to Sigrid’s pivotal meeting with Peggy in K...

October 7, 2018

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 Five reasons this season should be named Fr-autumn

Many people consider autumn their favourite season. I can understand why; long weekend walks kicking through crisp leaves, the smell of burning logs, clear skies and stunning woodland colours. But le...

May 28, 2018

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 It’s ironic really that some genius in the academic world had the smart idea to schedule national examinations during Scotland’s best chance of decent weather. We have a tiny window of opportunity – barely a porthole – for the sun to shine in Scotla...

May 7, 2018

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 Clare, my dentist, said her favourite part of Soup is The New Coffee is the day Soup Bling is exported into the Scottish countryside for a team-building event. She said I must have experienced a few in my working life. Indeed – I’ve attempted Soup B...

April 24, 2018

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Ever wondered where writers get their ideas from? Find out how Simon Mayo's radio show inspired a character!

April 10, 2018

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Last week I received an email from Amelia ‘outskirts of Aberdeenshire’ asking about the Meadows in Edinburgh. She had a vision of poppy fields and frolicking rabbits and couldn’t understand why Callie would set up a soup kiosk in the middle of a past...

April 3, 2018

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Peggy Drumm’s bucket list continues to be a common topic of conversation for the members of our Cedars Readers Book Club. Mr Hexham’s donkey sanctuary struck a chord with our group as Sara is forever touting scratch cards and raffle tickets for the S...

March 27, 2018

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Sunny McIntosh is the South Pole to her brother Gil’s North Pole. Where he has polished good looks, dark hair and a charming personality she is lumpy, frumpy and grumpy. She has harboured a crush on Gil’s best friend (Mathew) since she was thirteen w...

March 12, 2018

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Of course Chips was highly delighted when I told him we were going for a donder down Colinton Dell. The shrubby, tree-lined path, which weaves alongside the Water of Leith is like heaven to the intrepid dachshund. But the real skill comes -not in neg...

March 6, 2018

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Chips and I were heading out this morning when Mr Thom, my neighbour, stopped me to express his empathy for Robert Lithgow’s predicament in Knitting Haggis. Seemingly he, too, has been chasing a package that hasn’t arrived. After scouring his recycli...

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I'm Lisa and I'm blogging about Edinburgh, having fun with writing and amusing ideas.


February 7, 2018

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