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...
My Seasonal Favourites in Edinburgh

My Seasonal Favourites in Edinburgh

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 so I get a...
My 5 Tips for Writing

My 5 Tips for Writing

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 when I sit down to...