Personal Training

I love hitting a target, achieving a goal and ticking the latest ambition I have made for myself off a list. So far in 2018 I had reached September ticking off six of the nine targets I had set and so it was time to keep working towards another: my goal weight. In January I... Continue Reading →

MEd Teaching and Learning in the Performing Arts

If anyone is interested having followed my Masters journey here is the thesis which got me that scroll... FINAL PROJECT: To create a handbook for teacher use with upper primary level highland dance, taking account of differentiated practices for pupils with additional support needs and the social, cultural and political context of dance education. *... Continue Reading →

My Masters and Me

I've done it. After three long years I finally have the result I've been waiting for - a Masters of Education in Teaching and Learning in the Performing Arts (Dance) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. My life has changed irrevocably since I first applied for this course, attended interview and got my place and... Continue Reading →

The Team for Me

Saturday 20th January 1996, Allan Johnston scores a hat-trick at Ibrox as Hearts run out 3-0 winners, and my love affair with Heart of Midlothian Football Club began. I was 10-years-old and other than a fleeting awareness that my Dad loved Hearts and so we, as a family, wanted them to win, I had very little... Continue Reading →

First Cruise

Everyone needs a holiday and as my friend and I sat down to decide where to go this year we decided to embrace cruising. My friend had once worked on one for a week and it is the only way another friend holidays! We wanted relaxation, sun and an all-inclusive bar so, even if the... Continue Reading →


At the beginning of June I was asked to write a short paragraph about my cultural highlight of the last decade. I chose the Tiree Music Festival having attended in 2013 (you can read the highlights of The Wee Review writers here) and this year made my comeback... * I hate camping. I should get... Continue Reading →

Body Coach – Cycle 3

So that's it, I am now a 90 day Body Coach plan graduate! The final cycle, again 30 days, became for me as much about how I could sustain my new healthy eating regime while still being able to enjoy the odd glass of wine. I added a week onto the cycle to make up... Continue Reading →

Eleanor Oliphant

I have just finished reading Gail Honeyman's debut novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, an exploration of depression, loneliness and childhood trauma all wrapped up in an enigmatic character who the reader wills to realise her potential. But rather than inspiring a book review (I'm sure the book has many well-deserved plaudits already) it made... Continue Reading →

Body Coach – Cycle 2

Cycle 2 is over and it was an interesting 30 days... At the beginning of the cycle I was once again enjoying the structured eating and training timetable I had designed for myself and was even feeling more confident with the 'Create Your Own' option which certainly makes for quicker, simpler meals and will be... Continue Reading →

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