Single Review: Evelyn Laurie – Forever Autumn (Cover)

Evelyn Laurie is a singer/songwriter from Paisley, in Scotland, and while her style of music encompasses a variety of genres she is perhaps most comfortable performing Jazz infused melodies. I’ve previously reviewed her debut album ‘A Little Bit of Me’ back in early 2019, which you can check out here if you are interested. While … Continue reading Single Review: Evelyn Laurie – Forever Autumn (Cover)

Food Review: Lewis Capaldi’s Big Sexy Pizza (Various Flavours)

It can be said with some degree of truth that the content and structure of my blog is very mercurial, it would be easy to blame my ADHD for this, and to an extent that’s a contributing factor. But largely I want to keep creating interesting, fun and unique content, and as editor-in-chief, a role … Continue reading Food Review: Lewis Capaldi’s Big Sexy Pizza (Various Flavours)

Drink Review: Jack and Victor Blended Scotch Whisky

So before we move on to the actual review, I just wanted to talk a little bit about the story behind the whisky. First off, the titular Jack and Victor, who are they? They are of course, the pensioners from Craiglang, as seen on the hit BBC series Still Game (and in several sketches on … Continue reading Drink Review: Jack and Victor Blended Scotch Whisky

Restaurant Review – Pings Pizza & Wings

Pings Pizza & Wings is a brand new restaurant based in Kilmarnock, located on Bonnyton Road, the newly refurbished eatery is in what many locals will remember as the former pub, Memory Lane. It is a joint venture between Jordan Yates, the owner and proprietor of American Munchies, based on Bank Street, and Mario Martinelli, … Continue reading Restaurant Review – Pings Pizza & Wings

Static Games

I love Glasgow. I love games. And there's no greater synergy of those to aspects than Static Games. It's just a wee bit further outside of the main City Centre than I usually go when shopping but fortunately during a birthday outing, Joe from American Munchies was nice enough to take us and it instantly … Continue reading Static Games

Tokyo Toys

So I always enjoy a trip to Tokyo Toys, it's a fantastic geek emporium just up the road from Glasgow Central meaning it's conveniently located to drop in on when you just get off the train and still have all your money. The staff in there are always happy to help, or even just have … Continue reading Tokyo Toys


So we've been meaning to pop into Om! for a while now as it's in the perfect catchment for Tori and Lilian who are both practicing witches. In fact Lilian runs her own holistic business called Bewitching Health and Beauty, and you can read the post I wrote about that here. But I only managed … Continue reading Om!


Emma Hunter is a 19-year-old crafter from Ayrshire, they identify as pansexual and autistic, and are a member of Unity League, a Kilmarnock based LGBT+ community group. They were previously attending college to study Social Sciences, however have since moved on to a night course focusing on the hospitality industry, specifically baking and cake decorating.  … Continue reading Crybbycrafts

Album Review: Alestorm – Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum (Reviewed By Me, Big G)

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of shut up and be serious for a second.  I’m reviewing the latest Alestorm album here.  Alestorm being a band with two members who were caught being shit people in a band group chat.  Not this band it should be noted, but Gloryhammer where they are also writers and … Continue reading Album Review: Alestorm – Seventh Rum of a Seventh Rum (Reviewed By Me, Big G)

New Horizons (Part 1) by John Foster

A couple of years ago I wrote a book about music. The first pandemic lockdown was a month old; no one had any idea as to how long it might last, nor how it might end. We all shared similar fears, worries and concerns. But now that I was working from home, I found that … Continue reading New Horizons (Part 1) by John Foster

Snag Tights

*All images used within this article were taken by Jenna Laird of J.H Laird Photography, and are of Jenna, they cannot be used externally without express permission of the owner. So Snag Tights is an online-only clothing retailer, based in Livingston, Scotland who ship their products worldwide. They focus on creating clothes which are ethically … Continue reading Snag Tights

Album Review: Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Reviewed By Me, Big G)

Un-shiver those timbers! De-Batten your hatches! And that mainsail better get hoisted. Such Sea-fairing sayings can only indicate one thing; a new Alestorm album has been announced!  What better time than to take a look at the Scottish Pirate Metal outfits 2020 release – “Curse of the Crystal Coconut''.  So, I ask you to sign … Continue reading Album Review: Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut (Reviewed By Me, Big G)

Single Review: The Eves – Big Love

The Eves are an Edinburgh based pop duo made up of Caroline Gilmour and Marissa Keltie. Today, I will be reviewing their single ‘Big Love’ which was released on April 1st 2022.  ‘Big Love’ opens with a sonorous and reverbed build that flows into a heavy bassline which perfectly supports the vocalist. They have rich … Continue reading Single Review: The Eves – Big Love

Single Review: Logan Gilmartin – Magaluf

Logan Gilmartin is an indie singer/songwriter from Perth, for this track he is joined by guitarist Tom McGregor, and the track is being released under the banner of the Scottish music collective and label Mi Familia. It tells the story of a visit to the titular Spanish town, and it captures the energy and vibe … Continue reading Single Review: Logan Gilmartin – Magaluf

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