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....
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...