The Water Guy – A 200th Episode Special

Every week for the last load of years, Jez has shared his amazing water shots in his Water Water Everywhere (WWE) challenge. I couldn’t let his 200th episode go by without celebrating and taking part.

While water is the star of the show, I wanted to share some of my favourite water shots… all of which capture my partner in crime and WWE’s host, Jez.

Atop a hill in Leven, Scotland

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Troon: Where the Sky Meets the Sea

Hello there!

It’s getting colder here in Scotland, so I thought I’d share some summer shots for my husband, Jez’s Water, Water Everywhere (WWE) challenge to pretend it’s not so 🥶 that I’m chitterin because my poor wee toes feel frozen.

Summer days by the seaside hold a special kind of magic, don’t they? Today, I’m bringing you a slice of that magic with a few shots taken on one of our many trips out to Troon on the West Coast of Scotland.

The expansive calm of the sea under the clear blue sky was a treat for the soul, and I hope it’ll be the same for you.

Troon’s Infinite Horizon

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Remembrance Sunday: A Quiet Reflection

Hi Guys,

Today is Remembrance Sunday. A day marked by many with ceremonies and poppies, with moments of silence and solemn speeches. A day of collective memory and respect observed with the best intentions. But for many veterans like myself, remembrance isn’t confined to a single day—it’s a part of who we are, woven into the fabric of our daily lives.

We carry the weight of loss, the physical and mental scars of service, and the quiet hope that our sacrifices will not be forgotten or in vain. For me, remembrance is a solitary reflection. It’s a personal journey that doesn’t end when the parades disperse and the bugle’s echo fades.

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🌟 Celebrating Wee Victories: A Five-Star Review! 🌟

Hello, dear readers and fellow writers,

I’m so ecstatic that I had to stick my head out of the editing pit to share some delightful news with you!

As many of you know, I recently shared a post about my NaNoWriMo Writer Instagram Canva Template Pack on my Etsy store.

These templates were a labour of love, designed to make every writer’s NaNoWriMo journey a bit more interactive and visually appealing.

And guess what? I received my very first five-star review! 🎉 Here’s what that satisfied writer had to say:

“Loved these – they were easy to customize. Perfect.”

Amy on Etsy

Receiving such positive feedback fills my heart with joy. It’s affirming to know that the hours spent designing each template are making a difference in fellow writers’ journeys.

To everyone who has supported, purchased, or even just sent good vibes my way – THANK YOU. Your belief in my work pushes me to create and innovate.

If you haven’t checked out the shop yet and are curious, dive in and explore! And for those who’ve been using them, I’d love to see your customized posts and hear about your NaNoWriMo progress.

Right, it’s time for me to get back down to the editing!

Until next time,


Maximise Your Writing Time with this NaNoWriMo Canva Template!

NaNoWriMo is upon us, and every second counts when you’re trying to reach that 50,000-word goal. I know the challenges writers face, wanting to spend their time actually writing. That’s why I’ve created these NaNoWriMo Canva Templates for sharing on Instagram. They’re designed to streamline your social updates and give you back precious writing time.

Disclosure: This post contains links to spreadsheet products in my Etsy shop.

Instantly Crafted Posts for More Writing Time:

Every moment you save on social media design is a moment you can invest in your novel. My templates offer:

  • Immediate Access: Dive into the templates the moment you purchase them.
  • Pre-Filled Daily Trackers: All you need to do is add your word count for the day.

Effortless Customisation:

These templates are ready to use and designed for straightforward edits in Canva. Personalise them to match your style without the hassle of creating a design from scratch.

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Between the Lines: Hawthorn, Hope, and Storytelling


Here in the northern hemisphere, autumn has painted our surroundings with its rich palette of golds, reds, and oranges. The days are growing colder, and the nights are drawing in faster, and I coorie ever deeper into my heavy knit cardigan… It’s hard not to reflect on summer’s sunnier, vibrant moments.

Today, for Cee’s FOTD, I bring you a bloom from summers past – the gentle and serene hawthorn blossom. It’s a breath of fresh air.

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Embracing Individuality: Lessons from a Yellow Rhododendron

Hey there, lovely people,

I hope this finds you all well. For today’s Cee’s FOTD, I’ve got another floral treat for your eyes. If you thought rhododendrons only came in shades of white, pink, or purple, think again! 🌸➡️🌼

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Master NaNoWriMo with this Word Count Tracker Spreadsheet

Ah, November is on the horizon, and that can only mean one thing to writers. It’s time for another National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). NaNoWriMo is an event where writers from around the world buckle down to write a whopping 50,000 words in just 30 days. But, as any NaNo participant knows, keeping track of your word count and maintaining momentum can be challenging.

The Common Challenge:

Many writers dive into NaNoWriMo with gusto but lack a concrete plan or tracking mechanism. I’ve been guilty of this many times. I know how easy it is to lose track of word counts, fall behind, and lose motivation. I’ve ‘won’ NaNo once. Once.

That once was when I tracked every day’s word counts. I did it by hand on a scrap of paper–the scrap that kept disappearing whenever I needed it! But the act of tracking kept me motivated to get the words in each day. Since that time, I’ve been a tracking convert. I decided that if I was ever going to tackle NaNo again, I wanted a tool that not only tracks your progress but also motivates you to reach those word count milestones.

Introducing the “Onward! November Word Count Tracker”:

Disclosure: This post contains links to spreadsheet products in my Etsy shop.

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Rhododendron Blooms to Brighten the Day

Hi there!

It’s been almost a month since my last post 😬. A brief holiday to visit the in-laws down in England, combined with an extended run-in with illness and a nightmare migraine, has kept me away. But as the petals unfurl after a storm, I, too, am beginning to recover and lift my head to the sun… well, let’s pretend there’s some ☀️

Living with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) has its set of challenges, not only in how it affects the use of my hand and arm but also in how it impacts my immune response.

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