Angela Proctor Interview

If you love witches and pixies, the books of Glasgow based children’s author Angela Proctor are perfect for you. So far, she’s written three books about Thumble Tumble, a magical witch on Arran, so where did the idea to write the books come from? I lost my mum to cancer in August 2014. Even though I…

Paul Thomas Bell Interview

Paul you had a few jobs before becoming a blogger, was it a plan, couldn’t think of anything else or did you just fall into it accidentally? The first thing I ever wanted to be was a sports journalist, but a certain age was strongly warned off pursuing journalism due to the state of the industry.…

My Top 5 All-Time Favourite Movies

So recently someone asked me what my top five favourite movies of all time are, where on earth do I begin I thought! So many to choose from, but in the end I went with my favourite genre – British war movies (mostly of the black and white variety). Stiff upper lip and all that,…

Always Read The Sign

I passed the sign every time I was on Byres Road, accompanied by a board with the introductory offer. Years went by, thinking one day I’ll do that, until this month I found myself with no more excuses and I booked the ‘30 day’ trial. The website said ‘Women should wear shorts, or thin cotton…

Bah Humbug To Birthdays

Joyful as I am that the festive season is over, yes bah humbug absolutely, yet another celebration is on the horizon, a personal one this time – my birthday!   Unfortunately I’m now of an age where I don’t see another year passing by as something to celebrate, it merely marks another year closer to…

Welcome To My Blog

I’m Christina and I’ve spent a long time wondering what to do with my life, but having said that I’ve now discovered blogging and think I might just have found my ‘career’ – after decades of searching! I’d never really thought too much about what to do for a job, being first in my family to go…