The Bombing of Würzburg


In my life I have lived in many cities and villages, but the cities I consider “home” are the twin towns of Dundee and Würzburg. I was born and brought up in Dundee, and have

Review – Five Wounds by Katharine Edgar

Five Wounds by Katharine Edgar

My Goodreads Review of Five Wounds, by Katharine Edgar Five Wounds by Katharine Edgar My rating: 4 of 5 stars A gripping tale, that kept me awake into the wee hours, as I couldn’t put

This Little Piggy Was Caught in a Twitter Storm


This article deals with processes in feminism, but the point made about social media is true for all online discussions. When our online world is nothing but an ‘echo chamber’, we miss the dissenting voices,

Uploading Photos to Instagram from Computer

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One of the most frustrating Social Media tasks is uploading photos to Instagram from computer or Mac. Sometimes I have a photo on my computer that I’d like to share on Instagram, and have to email

“My Mum Reads My Texts”… Checking Kids Phones and eSafety

kids online

“My Mum reads my texts”, is the digital age version of “My mum reads my diary”. Did you write a diary when you were younger? If you did, you may remember the fear of your

12 Awesome Women Explorers

12 Awesome Women Explorers, You've Never Heard Of

It is done! Months of research, and hours of agonising which of the many wonderful women to include – today 12 Awesome Women Explorers was published. Initially only on Kindle, but soon to be available in

Join our Online Writers’ Workshop!

Online Writers' Workshop

The lovely Millie Slavidou and I were chatting today about collaborative writing. She suggested we write a story together, but I fear I am too much of a control freak to enjoy that. What if

Secrets of Scotland – The Kingdom of Fife

Elie harbour and sands, Scotland

It’s been a while since I wrote a Secrets of Scotland, so I thought I’d catch you all up on some of the glorious areas of the country I am lucky enough to call home.

Talking to The Kids About Sex – Without Euphemisms or Embarrassment

Talking to Kids About Sex

According to Planned Parenthood, teens who had good, honest conversations with their parents about sex are more likely to delay sexual activity, have fewer partners and use condoms or other contraceptives when they do have

NSPCC Be Share Aware Campaign

NSPCC Share Aware Campaign

I was pleased to read that the NSPCC were launching a new campaign to better inform parents of the dangers of Social Media, but was slightly disappointed with the results. The videos ‘I Can See