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#Holiday – Touring the Inner Hebrides – Mull day 2 #Scotland

I didn’t quite finish recounting our very long, thrilling first day on Mull/Iona, because there was so much to share. At the end of the last post, I said I had an agenda for leaving Iona before too late in the day, and now I’ll reveal all. One of my bucket list items for the […]

#Holiday – touring the Inner Hebrides – Iona #Scotland

I still have several days of our autumn holiday to recount, and before it slips my mind too far, I’m going to get these posts done! After our scary boat ride out to awesome Staffa Island and Fingal’s Cave, we didn’t return immediately to Mull, but instead landed on Iona – a tiny island with […]

Authors, are you applying what you learned last year to your current writing? #amwriting

I’ve taken longer than most author bloggers to consider what I learned last year. I decided not to do the regular, almost obligatory, New Year review, as I took time off to enjoy New Year instead! So what did I learn about writing last year, and why am I sharing it with you? I think […]

Results of this year’s holiday promo, and THE PRINCE’S PROTEGE is nearly done!

I decided to give the regular, over-populated New Year post a miss this year, and focus on the wonderful clear writing time I had over the holiday period, but normal service will resume shortly! On the writing note, I’m thrilled to report I’m in sight of the end of book #3 of The Five Kingdoms […]

2018 Christmas Charity Appeal – Help Me Raise £250 For The Dogs Trust By Leaving Me Links To Your Blogs And Books

Originally posted on Hugh's Views & News  :
The Christmas tree is up, but something is missing. There are no gifts under it, and I need your help to put that right. For this year’s Christmas charity appeal, I’m asking you again to help me raise some money for The Dogs Trust. The Dogs Trust, formerly…

#Holiday – Touring the Inner Hebrides – Mull & Staffa #Scotland

To reach our next destination, Mull, we needed to drive up the west coast to Oban. All of the west coast of Scotland is beautiful, but this trip didn’t give us any spare time to stop and admire views, as the time between ferry sailings was pretty tight. We’d already explored a lot of Oban […]

#Holiday Touring the Inner Hebrides day 3 – Island of Islay, #Scotland

The Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura sit very close together, and are most famous for their whiskies! Jura (which we didn’t get across to) is largely uninhabited and mountainous, with a short road down one side leading to a few houses and, you’ve guessed, a distillery. Jura is a great malt whisky, which even […]

#Holiday, Touring the Inner Hebrides, Isle of Arran continued #Scotland

Continuing with the soggy tale of our day on Arran, after our clamber down to the King’s Caves, we were decidedly soaked. Yes, I had the correct waterproof coat, but I’d forgotten that my walking boots live up at the house in the Highlands, which we would be going to after this odyssey, but not […]

#Holiday – touring the Inner Hebrides. Day 1 – Arran, the King’s Caves #Scotland

After touring the Outer Hebrides last year, this year was the turn of the Inner Hebrides. Arran isn’t technically one of the Inner Hebrides, but it fits nicely into a tour starting at Glasgow and heading north, so that was our first destination. If you saw last year’s posts (find them HERE), you might remember […]

Second book earns out! #HappyAuthor

This week I had the delight of receiving the first copies of the second edition of THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF TRAINING, my first published book on horse training. Having sold out its first print run last November, it took me a while to ascertain that my new publisher (who bought out the publisher who’d bought […]