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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...

Calton Hill

Calton Hill

Frank the Fish, who delivers our weekly fish by van, stopped me to ask about Being Gil’s Sister. After weighing two Atlantic cod fillets and a measure of prawns, he got onto my writing. He had read the pitch on my website, which mentions extraterrestrial activity, and...

Walking improves creative thinking!

Walking improves creative thinking!

Every Sunday my friends and I try to go hillwalking - mostly in the Pentlands, overlooking Edinburgh. Over the years we've had many experiences and all weathers!   My weekly #Pentlands hike   Set off on Turnhouse, Carnethy, Scald Law, Keep on climbing another two...

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...

Maggie’s Culture Crawl 2017

Maggie’s Culture Crawl 2017

On the 22nd September my friends and I took part in Maggie’s Culture Crawl 2017. What a fantastic way to enjoy Edinburgh’s secret venues by night and fundraise at the same time! Here are my top 5 moments:   1. Standing on the rooftop of Edinburgh College of Art...

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 chance...

What’s On Your Bucket List?

What’s On Your Bucket List?

Knitting Haggis is Peggy Drumm’s story of scooping the lottery jackpot. Since her idea of splashing out is to go for the supermarket’s luxury range of sausages, she is advised to create a bucket list. Here are some of the things on my bucket list:   Fringe Binge!...

My 5 Favourite Soups

My 5 Favourite Soups

Soup Is The New Coffee is the story of two girls’ rivalry (or ladlery) over the soup business. Here are some of my favourite soups:   ​Lentil - King of Soups! A firm favourite but, in all honesty, it’s mostly because it’s the only soup I can make without a recipe.  ...

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...

Take The Sunny Tour

Take The Sunny Tour

Sunny has lived with Being Gil’s Sister for twenty-three years. Floundering in the shadow of her perfect brother she has modest ambitions: laughing, living, loafing and lusting. Her story takes us around some popular, less-well known and fictitious sites. How many of...

I’m Lisa and I’m blogging about Edinburgh, having fun with writing and amusing ideas.

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