Category Scotland

Clava Cairns – #Scotland #ScottishHighlands

Driving along one of the back roads near Inverness, just 15 miles from home, I noticed a sign to Clava Cairns. I was intrigued, not realising we had such an important historic site so close to home, so of course a visit had to be arranged! It’s an atmospheric site, with a pervading sense of […]

#HipReplacement update, and this year’s garden so far

For anyone facing a hip replacement, I am happy to report things are going extremely well, and I am now itching to get the second one done! To give you some idea of the timeline, I ditched one walking stick within a day of getting home (so 3 days after surgery), and the second at […]

#Highland #Wildlife Park – #Scotland

Thank you so much for all the well wishes this past couple of weeks – my hip surgery went well and, despite an unfortunate early hiccup when I discovered my body doesn’t tolerate morphine, my recovery is coming on just fine. I saved up a couple of visits to share with you when I had […]

#BookReview TO KILL A FEA by Jamie A. Waters #fantasy

Quick post today as we have a lot going on just now, sorting and moving stuff into the new build because – yes! It’s finished! Well, mostly. We still have stuff to do inside, but it’s marvellous already to be in it, we almost feel like we have a whole new house. For my next […]

Building work update, and #BookBub Featured ad follow up

Life and work, including writing the new equestrian book, is pretty busy just now, and I’m cramming in what I can before I have to take a bit of downtime – I’m having my first hip replacement towards the end of April. I’m both anxious, and at the same time I can’t wait! I have […]

UPDATE: THE PRINCE’S HEIR and our building work!

First reports are in from my Beta Readers with a gratifying thumbs up for the plot and the finish. I’m really excited to get this one out into the world – I wrote the epilogue a couple of years ago, even before I began writing this final instalment, it was such a beautiful way to […]

Doggie fun in the sun – and the rain! #Scotland

This post is particularly for those of you who read, enjoyed, and commented on last week’s ’10 Things You Might Not Know about…’ series, which featured yours truly: https://marciamearawrites.com/2021/10/27/tenthingsyoumaynotknow-about-deborah-jay/ Many of you commented on our pack of rescue dogs, so I thought I’d share some pictures of them having fun. Before Covid we walked them […]

Weekend off! Blair Horse Trials #equestrian

This weekend was possibly the last blast of summer, and I felt I deserved a weekend off to enjoy it, so I finally managed to go to an event I’ve been trying to visit for many years, but never quite found the time: Blair International Horse Trials. One of the premier equine events in Scotland, […]

Beautiful #Scotland – exploring where I live

I am so snowed under with stuff to do right now, unfortunately blogging is taking a bit of a back seat. Summer finally arrived in the Highlands, and that means when not working, its all hands on deck in the garden. As we have incredibly long days – currently daylight at around 4am, sunset after […]

Farewell to #Orkney, via the Old Man of Hoy #Scotland

On our last morning on Orkney, we thought we should investigate a little closer to home – or rather, near to where we were staying with a friend who had kindly offered us the use of her converted steading (barn) for our stay. The property is at Deerness, around 13km south east of the main […]