chickensI like reading, writing, art, hanging around in cafés and travelling.

Right now I’m in New Zealand, working on farms in exchange for food and accommodation. I love the peace and quiet of the country and am enjoying having some time to write and crochet. I spend my days looking after the chickens and the vegetable garden and can’t imagine why anyone would want to do anything else with their time.

From October 2011 to December 2013 I lived and worked in Australia and blogged about my life there: hunting out Melbourne’s hidden cafés, trying my hand at yarn bombing, exploring Australia’s cities and road tripping in the outback.

In the three years before that I lived in Edinburgh where I enjoyed the city’s thriving literary scene. During that time I blogged mostly about books and literary events. I was lucky enough to interview with some of my favourite writers, which you can find on the Author Interviews page. I also drank a lot of tea. See my Edinburgh Tea Tour page for more on that.