Peggy and Me: why I’m running 13 miles for Alzheimer Scotland.

Grief is a funny old thing. For most of my life, I understood it to be a feeling of great sadness – you’ll probably cry, and you’ll probably feel confused and angry – but I had never actually experienced it. Not really. That all changed in September 2017, when my Granny, Peggy, passed away. When…

Say Yes to You.

The past few months have been a bit of a whirlwind. Christmastime is always crazy; what with the family visits, putting up with annoying relatives, and trying to catch up with old friends you only see during the festive season. All of a sudden, it’s the start of a brand new year and everyone and…

A Heart Full of Love.

Ok so first of all; yes, I know the title of this post is also the title of a Les Mis song. And no, this isn’t a review of the production of Les Mis that I saw last week. BUT if it was, I would say; holy macaroni what a show. As a friend of…

Rachel: Recharged.

Hey. Hello. Buongiorno. Remember me? Really loves hot drinks…hair kinda frizzy? Yeah, hi. I’ve been a bit off the radar recently in terms of Fairley Rachel. I mean, I say off the radar…the reality is that I haven’t written a blog post since September 2017 – over a WHOLE YEAR AGO *slaps own wrist disapprovingly*….

Knowing the Score.

“Film music provides an emotional buzz, and has the power to ignite imaginative sparks across the world.”

Dusting Off the Cobwebs.

Edinburgh: it’s a city of rich, meaty history, dazzling international culture and the odd poor bloke on a stag-do dressed as a lost willy (I highly recommend avoiding the Grassmarket on a Saturday night, purely for this reason). Regularly describing myself as an Edinburgh fan-girl, like the many who live here, I bloody love this…

The Write Idea.

Sometimes the urge to binge-watch Downton Abbey when I get home at night is just too strong. But I’m working on that

Here Come the Girls.

If you really can’t resist a gossip (let’s face it, we all do it) do it slyly, behind an overly-large pair of sunnies. Just like Audrey Hepburn.

World Cancer Day.

It’s okay not to put on a brave face all of the time. Someone will always be there to listen to you too.

All By Myself…

Now, disclaimer to my family/friends/boyfriend/cat: this post does NOT mean that I never want to see or spend time with any of you again. So don’t go deleting my number just yet.