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...

February 7, 2018

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Like many writers, I grew up in libraries: primary school, high school, college and universities, hospitals and local council. One of my earliest reading memories is The Tiger Who Came to Tea – something I’d never cope with as an adult! Most Saturday...

November 17, 2017

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Every Sunday my friends and I try to go hillwalking - mostly in the Pentlands, overlooking Edinburgh. Over the years we've had many experiences and all weathers! 

My weekly #Pentlands hike

Set off on Turnhouse, Carnethy, Scald Law,
Keep on climbing a...

September 19, 2017

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Soup Is The New Coffee is the story of two girls’ rivalry (or ladlery) over the soup business. Here are some of my favourite soups:

​Lentil - King of Soups!

A firm favourite but, in all honesty, it’s mostly because it’s the only soup I can make without...

September 18, 2017

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I like to develop characters that I enjoy spending time with. They’re not based on actual people but, if they feel like friends to me, then I hope they will feel real to other people.

I do my thinking while I walk – and I walk miles! It means that whe...

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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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