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Water of Life: Interview with Rob St John and Tommy Perman

Water of Life is an art-science collaboration between Rob St. John and Tommy Perman exploring flows of water through Edinburgh using drawings, photos, writing and sound. I was suitably intrigued when I found out that Rob and Tommy were teaming up for the project. They are both multi-talented artists who have contributed a lot to […]

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Get Yourself Some C.A.K.E. (and watch our live Google Hangout)

 Last night I was honoured to be joined by my friends Michael Nobbs and Fabian Kruse live on Google Hangouts  (as well as a number of other friends and family from around the world who tuned in) for the momentous occasion of me drinking my first beer for a year (and celebrating my birthday). We talked about what I’ve […]

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The Ditch the Day Job Diaries: Edinburgh Festival Special

Find out all about the Edinburgh Festival, how my freelancing is taking shape, a follow up on how many coffees I have a day (zzzz).

Plus, I’ve shoehorned in an ‘Objects of Affection’ special which includes The Istanbul Review at The Edinburgh International Book Festival (you can also see the video on their homepage) , Vic Galloway’s new book ‘Songs in the Key of Fife’ and my first ever appearance in an actual printed book.

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Edinburgh Festival: Fun & Freelancing

If you don’t live in Edinburgh or the UK, you might not be aware of the scale of the ‘Edinburgh Festival’ which is considered the biggest annual cultural event in the world.

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Before You Quit Writing, Read This

“A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.” Thomas Mann Before You Quit Writing, Read This is a new collaborative book from Dave Ursillo and The Literati Writers (of which I’m a member) which is now available on Amazon Kindle. The purpose of the book is to share our […]

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Hit the Kiss (and Tell) Button – an Interview with Lomond Campbell

Last weekend I spoke to Ziggy Campbell, frontman of acclaimed Edinburgh band FOUND, during a wedding in the grounds of Edinburgh Zoo. After a failed attempt to noise up the monkeys we thought we’d record a wee interview instead as a special treat for you.   [powerpress] The ‘nitty-gritty specifics’ we cover during our conversation include: His forthcoming […]

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Inspiring Edinburgh Events – 25th – 30th June 2013

It’s a good week for those of a literary bent this week in Edinburgh, perhaps unsurprisingly given it was the first ever UNESCO City of Literature.  Edinburgh International Book Festival Tickets go on sale Tickets for the Edinburgh International Book Festival (which is on from 10 – 26 August) go on sale on Friday morning at 8:30am so […]

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Tech Tips and Tiny Houses with Ethan Waldman

We all need a wee break from reading the internet now and again, which is why I like listening to the internet instead. So why not take a load off and join my guest Ethan Waldman and I for another illuminating Clear-Minded Creative Types audio interview. In this twenty minute conversation Ethan talks about his business […]

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Four More Reasons to Leave The House if You Live in Edinburgh

My previous post, 4 Good Reasons to Leave the House This Week if You Live in Edinburgh got a great response on social media – thanks very much to everyone who shared it. One Out of Four Ain’t Great I only managed to make it to one of the four recommended events, offering my services up as […]

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4 Good Reasons to Leave the House This Week if You Live in Edinburgh

I’ve not been getting out of the house much since I’ve been self-employed and stopped drinking  – and yet every week there is an interesting gathering of some sort which I’m missing out on. So I thought maybe if I start listing some of the events that are on in Edinburgh for the creative and […]