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Knitting Pigs

Knitting Pigs

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 Knitting Haggis....

5 Reasons why this season is Fr-Autumn

5 Reasons why this season is Fr-Autumn

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 let me remind you...

We Should Not Sweat Exams!

We Should Not Sweat Exams!

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 Scotland. Yes, we’re...

Team Building or Team Busting?

Team Building or Team Busting?

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 Bling’s challenge of...

Simon Mayo sparks an idea

Simon Mayo sparks an idea

The idea of Peggy Drumm’s character in Knitting Haggis was sparked by a guest on Simon Mayo’s Drive-time radio show. Years ago I remember someone called in from Lost Property at one of the big London railway stations. What stuck in my mind was hearing about the number...

Soup in the Meadows

Soup in the Meadows

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 pasture. I soon put...

Trip to Fife

Trip to Fife

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 Star Gazing Farm...

Sunny’s Pubs

Sunny’s Pubs

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 when they used to...

Colinton Dell

Colinton Dell

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 negotiating the muddy...

Blackford Hill

Blackford Hill

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 recycling bin and under...

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