posts tagged: All Things Scottish

Two of my favorite things: Scotland & a guy on a bicycle

Want to see stunning footage of the Isle of Skye?  Or maybe some daredevil tricks on a mountain bike, complete with helmet-cam footage?  Or just hear some nice Scottish tuneage? Then check out this video of Scottish street trials rider, … Keep Reading…

Location, Location, Location

I belong to a few different chapters of the Romance Writer’s of America.  My novel, FORBIDDEN SECRETS, is a young adult romance with a paranormal twist on Scottish history, so in addition to belonging to the Young Adult Chapter of RWA, I also … Keep Reading…

Halloween According to Me

I was raised in a very conservative religion, one that didn’t celebrate holidays, especially one as blatantly pagan as Halloween.  There was NO dressing up as a fairy, princess or super hero.  There was NO trick-or-treating.  There was NO handing … Keep Reading…

New Music–CHVRCHES

It’s new music Tuesday for the Scottish trio CHVRCHES.  I love this play on letters.  And yes, I agree with this BBC article – you must use all caps when writing, err typing their name. (And don’t forget the “E”) … Keep Reading…

Do they really make tartan sheep in Scotland?

To find out, check out my stint as a guest blogger over at Celtic Hearts.  Here’s a brief glimpse at the kind of sheep you can find in Ireland and Scotland.  Check out my post to see more…  You won’t … Keep Reading…

The Scots Way to Ring in the New Year

In Scotland, they celebrate New Year’s with Hogmanay. Traditionally, Hogmanay was a fire celebration commemorating the Winter Solstice. Because I’m a dictionary nerd, I’ll share with you the following definition from The Free Dictionary: Hogmanay [ˌhɒgməˈneɪ] n a. New Year’s … Keep Reading…