me and bobby

Hello and welcome! I write and edit online content for a living, and I write fiction and occasional reviews for me.  Contact me about freelance work (or anything you like), or follow me on Twitter here.

This blog is mainly about the joys and struggles of self-employment, but if you’d like to see what I’ve written in the past, take a scroll down here…

Travel content

For my travel blog from 2015, see Writings on the Road, or click on the menu above.

Brexit breaks: Travel in the EU explained

How to do Edinburgh Fringe on a budget

The UK’s best music festivals

How to survive a long-haul flight

Where to holiday in June

Amsterdam’s finest cafes and coffeshops

Where to see tulips in Amsterdam

The ultimate guide to the Scottish Isles


The Marvellous Cakery, Kindle Direct Publishing (eBook) – available on Amazon.

Under Castle Rock in Homespun Tales (Anthology) – available on Amazon

Unzipped in Two in a Bush – collaboration with Alex Horner & Edinburgh College of Art

The New Girl – Nomad Magazine


Reviews for Edinburgh Fringe 2014 – ThreeWeeks Magazine (also in print)

Reviews for Edinburgh Fringe 2013 – Edinburgh Festivals magazine

From Death to Death and other small tales – Litro Magazine

When books become sculpture – Litro Magazine

You’re equal, but different – Product Magazine

Is there something I’m missing? – LeftLion Magazine

Figuring light – LeftLion Magazine

The American scene – LeftLion Magazine


Extract from Nearly Done, read at Edinburgh International Book Festival 2011 – Audio Boo

Patchwork – Outside Thoughts