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....
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...
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...
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...
Edinburgh Evening News Covers Lisa’s Book Launch

Edinburgh Evening News Covers Lisa’s Book Launch

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 Hospital.   The...