One of the few upsides of the coronavirus lock down, is that I have more time to read. Having completed my move to the Scottish Highlands at what could not have been a better time (so much space, so few people), I am slowly unpacking, a bit at a time, and organising my stuff. I […]

After crawling into Neolithic tombs on the first morning of our Orkney holiday, the afternoon was time for a shift to a more recent historic site – St Magnus Cathedral. Of course, ‘recent’ is relative, if you get my drift. Kirkwall’s impressive cathedral was founded in 1137, by the Viking, Earl Rognvald, in honour of […]

Life was somewhat manic this week as I began the final stages of my grand move to the Scottish Highlands to live the life I’ve dreamed of for 20 years – ever since I fell in love with the region on a holiday visit. I don’t have much time to spare just now, so I’ll […]

Back to Marcia’s Wake-Robin Ridge series, and my next review following my binge read of the series so far. If you haven’t seen them yet, take a look at my reviews of book #1 and book #2 So here’s my review of book #3 – yet another 5*   Harbinger by Marcia Meara My rating: […]

I promised more, and believe me, there’s plenty more! First up is Unstan Chambered Cairn.   This is only a little way along the road from Maeshowe, and the second of 4 chambered cairns we explored. If you recall, I was a little apprehensive about going into Maeshowe, being somewhat claustrophobic. Having survived the experience […]

My first review of the year was for book #1 in Marcia Meara’s WAKE-ROBIN RIDGE series, and I’m moving right along with my review for book #2, A BOY NAMED RABBIT. I read all four back-to-back, so I will get around to reviewing the others shortly. A Boy Named Rabbit by Marcia Meara My rating: […]

I promised more posts from October’s Orkney holiday, so here’s the next one. I mentioned before that Orkney’s history is amazingly rich, and spanning an incredible range of ages. Most intriguing for me are the Neolithic sites found all over the islands, most incredibly well preserved compared to others of comparable age across the world. […]

Have you ever noticed that some books seem to be in lots of Amazon categories, and not just the two KDP allows you to choose when you publish your book? Did you know you can add your book to more categories simply by contacting KDP support? You can have it in up to 10 categories, […]

Today, I’m taking the briefest of breaks from reading Book #2 of this series to review Book #1. This might tell you how much I’m enjoying this series: I’m already disappointed there are only four books so far, there must be more – please make it so!   Wake-Robin Ridge by Marcia Meara My rating: […]

NEW RELEASE ALERT My good friend Marcia Meara has just released Book #4 in her Wake-Robin Ridge series, the heart-warming tale of Mac and Sarah, and their adopted son Rabbit, spiced with the odd murder, plus ghostly and paranormal events that take us just beyond our comfort zone. THE LIGHT, introduces us to the genuine, […]