Welcome to my wee blog. This is all very new to me but as my mother used to say:

"You might as well be oot the world as oot the fashion" - so here goes...

The Night of Hurricane Ophelia...

I gave a talk at St Columba Guild in Ayr on the 16th, yes the night of Hurricane Ophelia - I had convinced myself no one would be brave enough to come and was mightily surprised when around seventy brave folks turned out.

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Sounds like a good motto to me...

Photo taken on my birthday:

60..... bllllllaaaaaallllllaaaaaa

Whatever it is, I don't believe it!

Christine Revell Children's Home - Please Help

Firstly, thought I would let you know a little bit about the care the dedicated staff at Christine Revell provide for the many children who pass through their doors.

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Greetings from Cape Town

We arrived in Cape Town with 20 copies of my new book of short stories Voices From The Cape tucked inside our suitcases. My better half insisted we should take at least 50 but I was terrified we would be arrested for "book smuggling" and I did not fancy seeing the inside of a South African prison.

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Our Publicity Managers

My friend Terry, Sunday name, Teresa Watson, is another local author. Her books Call Mama and Scamper's Find are excellent, I hear a whisper she is presently working on the final book in the trilogy. Terry has a wonderful husband called Drew - her 'unpaid' Publicity Manager.

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