February 27, 2018

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Frank the Fish, who delivers our weekly fish by van, stopped me to ask about Being Gil’s Sister. After weighing two Atlantic cod fillets and a measure of prawns, he got onto my writing. He had read the pitch on my website, which mentions extraterrest...

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...

October 24, 2017

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On Wednesday the 18th October, the Edinburgh Evening News featured in the Real Lives section the release of my three novels. The headline ‘NHS Worker Lisa has the write stuff” caught the eye of NHS Lothian colleagues from the RIE and Astley Ainslie H...

September 29, 2017

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This September my friends and I took part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl 2017. What a fantastic way to enjoy Edinburgh’s secret venues and fundraise at the same time

September 25, 2017

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Spring: Crossing Jawbone Walk on a spring morning when the cherry blossom blows like pink snow across the Meadows. If I’m ever driving through the Meadows there are about 5 or 6 sets of traffic lights to pass through - I always hope they turn to red...

September 20, 2017

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Knitting Haggis is Peggy Drumm’s story of scooping the lottery jackpot. Since her idea of splashing out is to go for the supermarket’s luxury range of sausages, she is advised to create a bucket list. Here are some of the things on my bucket list:


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...

September 15, 2017

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Sunny has lived with Being Gil’s Sister for twenty-three years. Floundering in the shadow of her perfect brother she has modest ambitions: laughing, living, loafing and lusting. Her story takes us around some popular, less-well known and fictitious s...

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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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