Coffee With Characters

Hands up who takes their imaginary friends to their local café?

JK Rowling did – reputedly – and that’s where Harry Potter came into being, but it’s not a unique phenomenon.

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A Way With Words

The Gilmerton Writing Group’s successful launch of their first collection of prose and poetry, ‘A Way With Words: A Journey of Poetry and Prose’ was previously reported on Lothian Life by member, Marie Campbell. Here, local author, Marianne Wheelaghan, reviews the anthology itself.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Gilmerton Wordsmiths

Remember, remember the fourth of November … hang on, that’s not right. Or is it? Well, 4 November 2015 was certainly a night to remember. It saw the Gilmerton Writing Group gathered at the Community Centre, not for their usual weekly class, but for the launch of their first book, ‘A Way with Words’. Read the rest of this entry »

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Charlie Goes to Vogrie

Charlie is four, and like any self-respecting 4 year old, he knows a good park when he sees one.  Helped here by Marie Campbell, Charlie tells you why a trip to Vogrie Park is a lovely afternoon out – especially with children, or grandchildren in tow…

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Father’s Day

‘A father is someone who keeps pictures in his wallet, where the money used to be…’

Especially for Father’s Day, several of our contributors, readers and supporters have come together to share their thoughts and tributes.  In the first of a two part feature, Marie Campbell and Stuart White take a wry look at the day itself, and (almost) being a dad.

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