Mabon by Lilian Anderson

Mabon which begins on September 21st has the wheel of the year turn once more. The autumn equinox Harvest festival or witch’s thanksgiving as it is also known sees the leaves turning and the bounty of our harvest coming to fruition.  2020 has been an odd year there is no doubt about it  but one … Continue reading Mabon by Lilian Anderson

Bewitching Midsummer by Lilian Anderson

Tonight is the night that the fae and magical creatures come to play tricks and cast pixie dust as we slumber, If the bard is to be believed that is. Shakespeare’s Midsummer's Night Dream has been a favourite of mine for a long time. But for many years before Puck, Bottom, Tatiana and Oberon Midsummer … Continue reading Bewitching Midsummer by Lilian Anderson

Unity League

So I just wanted to talk a little bit about Kilmarnock Unity League, full disclosure I am a member of the group, and I’m the secretary for the committee as well so my opinion may be biased but I happen to think that we are a hardworking, dedicated and supportive group for LGBT+ people. We … Continue reading Unity League

Let Them Bake Some Cakes: The Real Cost of Food by Victoria Anderson

When I was younger on a cold rainy day, when it was too miserable to go out and play and there was nothing good on TV my mum and I would cook. We’d make chillies and fruit scones. We’d make soups and stews and cakes and cookies. We’d watch Nigella Lawson then switch over to … Continue reading Let Them Bake Some Cakes: The Real Cost of Food by Victoria Anderson

A Comic-Con Goers Tips to Protesting 

These past weeks have seen a huge increase in peaceful protests across the world in response to the continued police brutality that black and brown people face everyday. At time of writing, there are ongoing protests every day in all 50 states across America and I’m preparing to attend the Black Lives Matter protesting Glasgow … Continue reading A Comic-Con Goers Tips to Protesting 

Centrestage – Fun, Food, Folk

Centrestage is a charitable organisation based in Kilmarnock which was founded in 2006 and serves the local community. They have a variety of programmes and initiatives aimed at supporting people, and as they say on their website: ‘Centrestage is not the place; it’s the people’. One of the programmes they run is Catalyst which aims … Continue reading Centrestage – Fun, Food, Folk

Why as a Writer you should visit The Seven Stories Comics: Explore & Create Comic Art Exhibition at the Dick Institute

On Tuesday 15th October, I got the opportunity to explore The Seven Stories Comics: Explore & Create Comic Art exhibition. I have rarely been into comics in my life. So with that, I expected to spend about ten minutes at the exhibition taking in the comic examples with the added history, comments and opinions for … Continue reading Why as a Writer you should visit The Seven Stories Comics: Explore & Create Comic Art Exhibition at the Dick Institute

Break the Silence

I was asked by my friend Tamara Campbell of SPiN Admin (aka SPiN Events) to write a piece about Break The Silence and after checking them out and finding out a little bit more about them I was happy to support and promote this group who aim to provide a variety of tailored support options … Continue reading Break the Silence

Travel Tips for Attending an Event

In October Victoria and I will be going to Edinburgh to see a band, they are coming to do a European Tour, we previously saw members of this group in another outfit back in October 2017 in Dublin and unfortunately due to money, a tight schedule and having to actually travel from Kilmarnock to Dublin … Continue reading Travel Tips for Attending an Event

Newmilns Food Festival 2019

Newmilns Food Festival is an annual festival in Newmilns established back in 2016 by the Newmilns Regeneration Association. It is returning again for a fourth year, with plans for it to be bigger and better than ever before. At the Newmilns Food Festival, there will be nearly 100 quality food and drink stalls and vendors … Continue reading Newmilns Food Festival 2019

Hamster Event – A Tiny Ball of Fun

So I’m making more of an effort to cover news events, but because I have no oversight I get to have a little fun with what I talk about, that means rather than the mundane and ordinary, I get to cover things like the event I’m going to talk about today. On Saturday 10th August … Continue reading Hamster Event – A Tiny Ball of Fun

Branching Out Community Initiative

The Branching Out Community Initiative or BOCI are a community led group focused on improving the local area. BOCI currently holds the lease for the former Knockinlaw Garden and are working with the Central Scotland Green Network to turn it, now known as the Central garden, into a nice, thriving  community garden. BOCI aren't just … Continue reading Branching Out Community Initiative

North West Kilmarnock, Community Action Plan

Today I want to talk a little about a community group based in the North West of Kilmarnock. It's called the North West Kilmarnock, Community Action Plan or NWKCAP for short. The NWKCAP is entirely volunteer led, with people from all walks of life and a strong focus on community and community driven initiatives. In … Continue reading North West Kilmarnock, Community Action Plan

I Changed My Whole Beauty Routine To Only Cruelty Free Products

I like to think of myself as a cool hippie chick, with my herbal teas for when I’m stressed or have a sore tummy and my essential oils for when I have a headache but I’m ashamed to admit it took me up until recently to look at my beauty products. We’re all obviously against … Continue reading I Changed My Whole Beauty Routine To Only Cruelty Free Products

K-Fest 2019

K-Fest for those not in the know is an annual outdoor music festival in Kilmarnock, East Ayrshire. It's now in its third year and it just keeps getting better. It will be featuring the cream of the crop in terms of local and home grown talent with acts such as headliners: Elephant Sessions and support … Continue reading K-Fest 2019