Pam’s Place

Pam’s Place is an Ayrshire based catering business which was created by Pamela Gray back in 2011. It is a one stop shop for all your culinary needs, whatever you want cooked or baked, you can reach out to Pamela for superior service. She brings with her a HNC Patisserie qualification, as well as over … Continue reading Pam’s Place

Drink Review: Arran 10 Year

So the Arran 10 Year is a single malt whisky made by the Arran Distillery, which is located in Lochranza, on the Isle of Arran in the Firth of Clyde, Scotland. Lochranza, was celebrated in verse by Sir Walter Scott, the Scottish Poet, Novelist and playright. On fair Lochranza streamed the early day,Thin wreaths of … Continue reading Drink Review: Arran 10 Year

Single Review: Play Dirty – Seems Like You Can’t With Me

So this one is going to be a little different because it's in remembrance of a great man who fathered two wonderful daughters. Sadly, on the 11th August 2021 Derek Laird, or Curly to his friends, passed away after a battle with cancer. He had a lifelong passion for drumming and so today as a … Continue reading Single Review: Play Dirty – Seems Like You Can’t With Me

Dearest, Darling, Decay by J.H. Laird

So this short story was written by our very own Jenna Laird for Ravenfest, a two day festival which took place on October 29th and 30th 2021. This event celebrates famous American author and poet, Edgar Allan Poe and so entrants were encouraged to write a piece of fiction, approximately 500 words in length in … Continue reading Dearest, Darling, Decay by J.H. Laird

Restaurant Review – Goldberry Bar & Kitchen

This review is from a meal we had at The Goldberry Bar & Kitchen, on Bank Street, Kilmarnock on Wednesday 3rd November 2021. Enjoy! Starters - Sweet Potato SoupThomas: So the Sweet Potato Soup was so tasty, it was creamy and savoury and had a subtle depth and sweetness that was so delectable. I love … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Goldberry Bar & Kitchen

Restaurant Review – Varani’s Forum Ices

This review is of our order from Varani's Forum Ices, on High Glencairn Street, Kilmarnock on Sunday 17th October 2021. Enjoy! So this was our awesome dessert after our meal at The Longhouse, a restaurant based in Kilmarnock, and you can check out our review of that meal by clicking here. So if you are … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Varani’s Forum Ices

Restaurant Review – The Longhouse

This review is from a meal we had at The Longhouse, on Titchfield Street, Kilmarnock on Sunday 17th October 2021. Enjoy! Starter -Gambas Al Pil PilThomas: It is very sweet and has an almost syrupy consitency which blends well into the heat and savoury spice of the chilli and cayenne base. It has some really … Continue reading Restaurant Review – The Longhouse

Retail Store Review: American Munchies

So this article has been a long time coming and I can only blame my hectic schedule, but fortunately, it’s actually rather timely as the store in question is celebrating their anniversary. So Ayrshire Munchies opened on the 6th November 2020, they were originally located on Nelson Street, fortunately for Jordan Yates the owner and … Continue reading Retail Store Review: American Munchies

Samhain – Witches New Year

The 31st October and the surrounding days are a special time for many cultures, from the Día de Muertos (The Day of the Dead) in Mexico to the Christian All Saints' Day (also known as All Hallows' Day) and of course the secular Halloween celebrations.  The pagan wheel of the year celebrates Samhain from sunset … Continue reading Samhain – Witches New Year

 The Origins of Killieween

The town I grew up in, Kilmarnock, located in the West of Scotland has many strange and interesting traditions, from the paper roses that the bride to be wears before marriage to the ‘Paper Roses’ that are sung at Rugby Park (the home of Kilmarnock F.C), to the obsessive cleaning of EVERYTHING before the bells … Continue reading  The Origins of Killieween

Why I Celebrate the Green Witch

Many modern witches hate the cartoonish stereotypes of the green-faced witch. Look at her as she stoops, cackling and green-faced, with blackened broken teeth, a hooked nose and gnarled fingers, her hair hanging in knots. The picture of terror and evil, that is so removed from my own path of love, nature, healing and beauty.  … Continue reading Why I Celebrate the Green Witch

A History of Jack-o’-lanterns

I wrote yesterday about how Trick or Treating originated in Scotland and Ireland and has been repackaged and returned to us in modern times with an American slant. Today’s Halloween tradition has also made the same journey.  The carved pumpkin is a tradition which is now strongly associated with Halloween, but the tradition of the … Continue reading A History of Jack-o’-lanterns

Guising – A Celtic Tradition

Trick or Treating, is that not an American tradition? I see people on social media every day claiming that Trick or Treating is just another sign of the over Americanisation of our children's lives and I guess in some ways they are right. But in so many other ways they are totally wrong!  Guising in … Continue reading Guising – A Celtic Tradition

EP Review: SkagHoors – The Four Play

SkagHoors are a four piece, Ayrshire based, punk rock & roll outfit and today I will be reviewing their EP ‘The Four Play’ which was released on July 15th 2019.  ‘(No More) U.K. Bombs’ opens with a kid reciting a nursery rhyme before kicking off to an awesome high energy blend of guitar, percussion and … Continue reading EP Review: SkagHoors – The Four Play

Single Review: Stewart Bryden – The Beaten Track

Stewart Bryden is a singer-songwriter from Ayrshire who has been performing in various outfits for over 15 years. Today I will be reviewing their single ‘The Beaten Track’ which was released on July 3rd 2020. ‘The Beaten Track’ kicks off with a light acoustic guitar, smooth and soothing, that merges perfectly with Bryden’s gentle, uplifting … Continue reading Single Review: Stewart Bryden – The Beaten Track