Loving all my readers

Hello and welcome to my blog.

My name is Kirsty and I am 43 years old. I live in Bannockburn in Stirling but am originally from Edinburgh. I am in fourth year at the University of Stirling and I study English Literature and Creative Writing. I was a late starter at university, but I think its never too late to make positive changes in your life. University  gave me the courage to delve into the scary world of possibilities that I might actually be good enough to publish some of my work. Last year I published my first novel ‘Loved Settled and Understood’. I have since published an article with the Fibromyalgia magazine, an article for the Stirling News, a poem with the Brig online newspaper and two poem with The Write Angle magazine. I love writing poetry and have recently been dabbling with my Scottish voice.

In addition to university, I work part time as a key-holder in the British Red Cross. I was a retail manager for 20 years and find that working within the charity sector is not only fulfilling but fun.

Outside of uni and work, I enjoy writing- obviously, I love reading  good books, I enjoy theatre, visiting new places and looking at tatt. I also love old places. I love most types of music yet have a new found respect for classical.

More importantly, I live with the love of my life, we met nearly three years ago and it was the most romantic experience of my life. Her name is Helen, she is 29, she is English but I’m converting her to the Scottish way of life. We met on WordPress. She commented on one of my blogs and I replied. She was at the other side of the world at the time and lets just say, we fell in love before we even met. Helen is a seamstress and has her own business – Braw Hem.

I’m complicated, or at least I thought I was, until I met Helen and she gets me. I wear my heart on my sleeve and crave the love that she so readily gives me. I am regularly disappointed with the dullness of normal life and sometimes people,I seek to make my world a more pleasant place by being a little irrational and often spontaneous. I hate the word normal, I believe that our lives are so socially constructed that we are scared to be individual. Politically I am a socialist/feminist and disagree with all of British politics – especially right wing politics. I would love Scotland to become an independent nation but I am not a nationalist. I hate war. I believe in equality. I hate big business. I do not think I will ever be rich and am not driven by money. I love to write material that people want to read, not to become famous -because being in the public eye makes me feel uncomfortable, hence the reason I hide behind words. My biggest wish is to stop loneliness, I wish I could reach out to all the lonely people out there who just need someone to say hi but I’m not God and do not believe in God.

I love connecting with other writers/readers from all over the globe, so please do not be shy – say hello.

I hope you enjoy my blog and please feel free to like my author page on face book.


191 responses »

  1. Hi there! Thank you for stopping by my page! I was reading through your works and it is all wonderfully written, I liked Rhyme because that’s how I write. I can really tap into the emotions in your writings and I apologize that this was so long haha. I really enjoy your blog


  2. I got what you intend, thanks for posting .Woh I am delighted to find this website through google. “You must pray that the way be long, full of adventures and experiences.” by Constantine Peter Cavafy.


  3. Thanks for the follow. I’ve always wanted to visit Scotland. Maybe some day. Keep an open mind on romance. Someone is out there, as cliche as that is. I met my own partner online. We were best friends for 5 years before we began dating. Now we live in Japan together and I couldn’t be more happy.

    I think she said it best though: we work together not because we are in love and look at each other. We work because we are in love and face the same direction. 🙂


  4. Have you ever considered publishing an ebook or guest authoring on other blogs? I have a blog based on the same ideas you discuss and would love to have you share some stories/information. I know my visitors would enjoy your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e mail.


  5. I really love your blog. It’s good to know im not the only one dealing with these minor prolems, but i think you’ll find someone that is just right for you. You may not be perfect but someone with enough sense could realize how good you are.


  6. Hello Kirsty, thanks for following. If not already done so listen to Rachmaninov’s Piano concerto no 2. It is tragically beautiful with a sense of longing – for me of a lost love or what was never realised.


  7. Hi there. Thanks for stopping by my blog/site! I hope you enjoy the rest of what I write 🙂 I look forward to reading more of your writings! Which I will do as soon as I leave work for the day 🙂



  8. Hi there. Thanks for following my blog. 🙂 i’ll be taking time to read your work. Anyway, best of luck to you and may you find what you’re looking for in life. peace out!


  9. Hello there Kirsty, thank you for the follow… 🙂 Wow, I was so touched by this narration. You see, I had my love here, too but as it is we are not meant to be lovers and we are best as friends… 🙂 I’m going to explore your place…


  10. I love your blog, it was so refreshing to read about your studies, writing and new love. I totally agree with your views on ‘normal’ life and that it is good to be unique. I’m complicated and wear my heart on my sleeve too. Good luck with everything 🙂 x


  11. Thank you for following me. I am thankful you stopped by me page and enjoyed what you read. I haven’t looked threw your page yet, but I plan on doing so at the conclusion of my thank you .


  12. Awesome ‘about’ page! Congratulations on your first novel! May it be the opening for many more!


  13. This almost drew me to tears. Craving for love, and wearing one’s own heart on the sleeve – these things can lead to such disasters before you meet that one person who fulfills the purpose of your existence.
    And Music is such a powerful medium of both expression and recluse!
    Ah! love this.
    Bless you Kristy.


  14. Hi Kirsty

    thanks for dropping by madhatters

    [gave me a bit of a fright – my 1st wife was called Kirsty, and she too was from Edinburgh, so I had to check you out to make sure I wasn’t being stalked] 😆

    I’m from Edinburgh myself, originally, and moved to Stirling when I was studying for a degree at the University there ( I live in Birmingham now)

    with some common links between us, i’m looking forward to reading more of your blog !

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  15. ‘valuable’ ?

    well there are differing views on that 😆

    I did go on to gain a Ph.D and spent a few years researching animal learning but I was never going to get a tenured position at a university and Science Research grants were getting increasingly difficult to obtain so I gave up academic life and joined the ‘real world’ 😆

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