Seeking Eden – Beverley Harvey

“50 is the new 30 – haven’t you heard?” Or so says Ben Wilde’s record producer on the eve of his comeback. If only Ben could win back ex-girlfriend, Kate, he’d be a happy man. But married Kate has moved on, and moved out – to Eden Hill, a quiet housing estate in the suburbs….

A Dark Matter – Doug Johnstone

“A Dark Matter showcases a writer at the peak of his powers, except that with every book, Doug Johnstone just gets better” – Val McDermid “gripping, gritty and darkly funny as hell” – Erin Kelly “gripping and blackly humorous” – Observer Three generations of women from the Skelfs family take over the family funeral-home and PI…

Borneo 1998 – “Just going for a wee walk….”

I first attempted to chronicle this, frankly surreal, journey in 2008 – to mark the 10th anniversary of the journey. An account of the journey that I then planned to give to Robbie (my fellow hitchhiker/partner in crime) as a birthday present. However, I gave up that attempt at recording the journey after a few…

Surplus Supper: Spanish style potato omelette with summery greens.

The perfect way to use up eggs, potatoes, a lonely onion and something green. This weeks #SurplusSupper suggestion from FareShare is a Spanish style tortilla from Marcia Barrington. fareshare.org.uk/news-media/news/surplus-supper-marcia-barrington-shares-a-spanish-style-potato-omelette-with-summery-greens/

Free ‘101 Ways to Live Well’ ebook.

Free with every purchase for a limited time only (normally £5.59). Be a calmer, more productive, healthier you. Discover the secret wellness hacks you can incorporate into your daily routine. The mindfulness, meditation, nutrition, yoga and stretching ideas in 101 Ways to Live Well all focus on providing easy, quick, tangible solutions to the stresses…

A BIG, BRIGHT THANK YOU!

The Cancer Research UK Rainbow Pin Badge. The rainbow has recently become a symbol of hope and of thanks to healthcare workers across the country during these extremely challenging times. So if you’re looking to show some support with a little burst of colour, a Cancer Research UK rainbow pin badge is just what you…

The Lockdown Boogie

To ease those Lockdown Blues, have a wee listen to the extremely talented David F. Ross (@dfr10 on Twitter) reading the whole of his first book: The Last Days of Disco. Dancing around handbags is optional. Produced by the equally-talented Into Creative (@intocreative on Twitter), the book has been divided into short episodes (10-15 mins…

Protect yourself. Protect others. Protect the NHS.

And help support Whiteleys Retreat while you do so. Now that the Scottish Government have advised us all to wear face-coverings in enclosed spaces on the very rare occasions that we should be out and about, Whiteleys Retreat’s “buffs” have become rather popular. They are also a very elegant way of wearing something a bit…

5 million reasons to head to ASDA.

I wanted to write this earlier, but I actually rely on food deliveries from Asda normally too, and for a while it was rather difficult to find a delivery slot. However, with constant checking, I have ALWAYS found a slot (although many products are still “out of stock” – thank you very much Stockpilers!). On…