Edinburgh Festival Fringe comedy review: Ismo Leikola: Observing The Obvious, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Kate Copstick. ★★★ This is a jolly show. Leikola is everything you would imagine Finland’s most famous stand-up comedian to be. He has, he tells...
It is a tradition that persists: the summer beach pilgrimage to catch up on the books that you have been meaning to read all year. Behind the page, however, revolution is under way. It was 2007 when Amazon released Kindle Direct Publishing and
My new life starts here... The lovely flowers and card with beautiful messages, which I was given by my colleagues yesterday. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. That's such a cliche, I know, but this expression describes so accurately how I'm feeling today. After a night...
Am I Invisible? Time was when I'd give anything for not having men leer at my cleavage. Or at business meetings discussing cash flow or budgets, stare at the odd recalcitrant nipple, which had managed to penetrate through a bra and a summer blouse. But these days, to my s...
"The young JRR Tolkien’s dark retelling of a Finnish epic poem, which features a young man sold into slavery who unknowingly seduces his sister before killing himself, is to be published later this month for the first time." Can't wait!
Two weeks in Provence talking the (Dua)lingo Oh, how I miss this pool! Our holiday in Southern France already seems like an age ago, although we've only been back in London for just over a month. Lucky for us the weather here turned tropical on our arrival, so it wasn't too much of a shock to the syst...
It seems I love studying. I have an MSc in Economics from Hanken in Helsinki, MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa University and I'm Member of Association of Accounting Technicians. My long suffering children are used to their mother having her nose in a book, though these days it's more likely to be a fiction title rather than boring accountancy. Oh, and I've been married to the English sailor over 25 year now. That's worth bragging about if nothing else?
Political Science, 1979 - 1984
Bath Spa University
Creative Writing, 2003 - 2004
Baccalaureat, 1976 - 1979
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