Author: MauraMcrobbie

  • Winter – A Writing Wonderland

    November is always a bleak month with grey rain heralding All Saints Day, a sombre reminder of our own mortality. But then there is Guy Fawkes and Diwali and a surprise invitation to Awaz FM radio for an interview with Manjulika Singh on my children’s book, ‘Vikings and Skylarks on Cumbrae’. This gave me the […]

  • Celtic Connections in the Cote D’Azur

    It was a seething 34 degrees when we arrived in Marseilles at the beginning of September complete with kilt, sporran, sgian dhubh (plastic but still raised eyebrows at airport security), tartan sash and accessories. We had been asked to perform a traditionl Scottish country dance at a local theatre in the south of France as […]

  • Belladrum! Inverness! Boogie!

    Yes Sir, Belladrum Can Boogie Summer in Scotland couldn’t have been better this year with the outstanding Largs Viking Festival where I did some readings and fun activities for my children’s book ‘Vikings and Skylarks on Cumbrae’. The launch at the Garrison in Millport was so special with a flurry of friends and family dropping […]