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It’s time for another episode of Working In My PJs, a monthly series where I chat to people who are running a web-based business. I ask lots of nosy questions about how and why they do what they do. Today I’m chatting to Heidi Fiedler. Heidi is a children’s book writer and editor. She does, “the [...] Read More...
Happy International Women’s Day. I am so thankful to women near and far for inspiring, moving, entertaining, awakening, teaching, challenging, and opening my eyes ever wider, with your courage, wisdom, tenacity and fierce intelligence. I wanted to share a sprinkling of recent great reads: Hot of the presses here in Scotland today: Nasty Women: A collection of essays, [...]Show More Summary
For me, for many years, exercise was all about calorie burn and the quest to take up less space. But these days I crave something more akin to moving meditation. I want calm and fresh air. I want muscles waking and all senses humming. I want a reminder that my body is not just a brain, and [...] Read More...
Today I’m kicking off Working In My PJs, a monthly series where I chat to people who are running their own business online. When I was starting out, I’d longing look at those with fancy websites and dazzling testimonials and wondered what it would be like to have one’s shit together. Did they ever fail [...] Read More...
It’s been four long years since we last had a fresh coat of paint around here. I wanted to brighten things up, and also bring the dear old blog and my copywriting business, Shauna Reid Writes (gedddit?) into one place. When I started increasing my freelance work, I stuck up a temporary biz website listing my services. [...] Read More...
Happy new year, comrades! Here’s the eighth annual instalment of Review Thingo. Previous episodes: 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010 and 2009. One blazing sunny morning before school, aged about ten, I opened the front door. I was about to step outside of the house and into the world, my foot hovered above the doormat, when I noticed there was a brown Read More
We’re at the halfway point in the “gentle renovation” that is Operation Foxy By 40, so it’s time for a check in. One of the Operation’s biggest aims is to “hide less and have more fun”. Progress has been slow on that front, until… MEGA NOVEMBER! Thanks to both planning and luck, I backloaded about a year’s Read More
If you fancy a leisurely Sunday read, the latest edition of my Marginalia newsletter has just been zapped out! There’s three wee stories about the joys of mail, spanning love to friendship to nerdy obsession. Plus a cracker of a postal playlist for your aural pleasure. You can check it out here and subscribe if you wish.
Do you know the famous opening scene from Chariots of Fire, with the dudes slo-mo running along a beach to the stirring strains of Vangelis? That beach is in St Andrews, and we ended up there recently with fish and chips. What better place to eat freshly fried goods than a beach so associated with Read More
July & August update for Operation Foxy By 40: sewing, shark mantras, cat quilts and the meaning of life. A new hobby This year Gareth is deep into restoring a vintage motorcycle, a 1976 Honda CB750. Much of its dismembered innards are currently living under our bed in neatly labelled boxes. I’m often called into the Read More
I love the Olympics. I measure life in Olympiads. It’s a nice handy unit of time, more interesting than your usual years and minutes and so forth. Thus, it’s been six Olympiads since my sister was born. I blogging for an Olympiad. And it’s been an Olympiad since I bought new trainers. I must buy Read More
Hello comrades! I’ll be back en blog next week, but wanted to share that I finally zapped out my monthly newsletter today. Only 29 months since the last one! In a moment of madness I put “Greetings, friends and Russian spammers” as the subject line, since so many of my subscribers are Russian spambots. But this Read More
Some updates on Operation Foxy by 40… This is 66 The Mothership is back into orbit after a month in the UK. The pinnacle of the trip was a jaunt to Manchester to see her beloved band Heart in concert, to belatedly celebrate her 60th. I had no expectations other than fervently hoping that those giants of 70s Read More
This is a space to acknowledge the incomprehensible muck of the past week that I’m having trouble articulating beyond retweeting other people’s witty things. (It appears there is no plan. I don’t like not having a plan. This comes from having a Mum that quizzed me every morning as I sleepily slurped my cornflakes, “Right Shauna, what’s Read More
There’s a number of items that I write on my Things To Try This Year list each January, never actually do, then faithfully carry forward to the next list. Top of the list was meditation. I’d tried about nine different meditation apps in an attempt to calm the chattering mind, but always found a nit-picky reason to abandon Read More
There was an olive in my bra! It was green and fridge-cold. I’d been scoffing them straight from the jar when the rogue fella slipped and disappeared down the front of my t-shirt. The olives were a hasty 3pm lunch on a wet and windy Friday last November. I’d been installed on the couch avec laptop since 9am, a mere Read More
Today The Mothership turns 60! I stand by all the warm and fuzzy things I wrote on her 50th, so I wanted to share with you ten of my favourite Mothership moments. Happy birthday, dearest Mum – I love you loads. Thank you for keeping me on the straight and narrow for 38.5 years. Thank you for providing me with Read More
A quick shoutout: we have an Up & Running 5K course starting on Monday! We’re running it as a live group again, as opposed to self-study, so you’d be part of a great global group of women all starting at the same time. The 8-week course gets you ready to complete a 5K. Julia is a Read More
I have to mention another life-affirming weekend, way back at the end of January. Not to say the default harrumph-around-the-house weekends aren’t life affirming, but anyway… The sassy Sas invited me and three fellow self-employed ladies to the Cotswolds for what she dubbed a #ladybossretreat. Show More Summary
There’s a fair bit to catch up on from the past two months but first we need to get the CAT SPAM out of the way. Yes, it finally happened. As so many of you said it would. We got a cat! And she’s a non-Neighbour Cat, too! Her name is Ziggy and she’s a 2.5 year Read More